The next time you’re shopping at Target, you just might find yourself saying, “It’s Britney, bitch.”
According to financial records filed in connection with her ongoing conservatorship, pop icon Britney Spears frequented the big box chain more than 80 times last year. For those who don’t have access to a calculator or hate math (honestly, who doesn’t?), that reported figure means Britney went to Target at least 1.53 times each week for those sweet, sweet savings. Since we’re already here anyway, you can see her shopping at Target every 4.56 days.
If you think her proximity to the store’s vaunted DVD bargain bins (still great, even in 2019) means the singer has fallen on hard times, Britney is doing just fine. The court documents, which were first reported by The Blast, showed that her assets are worth over $59 million. Clearly Ms. Spears wasn’t lying when she told us she was an “exceptional earner!”
There are two explanations for Britney’s love of that big red bullseye. Let us explore ever so briefly.
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What makes her so refreshing among famouses is that she exemplifies transcendent levels of basicness. Brit-Brit isn’t afraid to extol the virtues of caesar salad or send mom tweets about Lady Gaga and global warming.
Or perhaps — just hear me out on this — the singer stans allyship in her shopping habits. Target earned the wrath of conservatives after the chain announced in April 2016 that all customers would be allowed to use whichever restroom most closely matches their gender identity in its more than 1,800 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Right-wing groups called upon consumers to boycott the store, but clearly at least one beloved diva just kept on shopping.
No matter where you stand on these Veronica Mars-grade theories, there’s one thing we can agree on: She needs to get together for a shopping date with fellow Target aficionados Beyoncé, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chloë Sevigny, Ariana Grande, Nicolas Cage, and Jennifer Garner immediately.
Celebrities, penny-pinchers just like the rest of us.
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