Chris Crocker: ("Leave Britney Alone!")

Video: Crocker, an out-and-proud gay Southerner, performed a melodramatic, tearful monologue bewailing the negative attention paid to Britney Spears, leading to his own media frenzy.

How he cashed in: Crocker made the rounds of entertainment shows and signed on for a (failed) reality show. He also released an album's worth of Spears-inspired schlock. As he railed in his famous video, "All you people care about is ... making money off of her!"
 
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