In 2007, Chris Crocker became an overnight sensation thanks to Britney Spears' disastrous VMA performance.As news outlets (and almost everyone else) continued to pile onto the star for her wobbly, out of it rendition of "Gimme More," Crocker took to his You Tube page to vigorously defend her honor.Chris Crocker, the star of a viral video in 2007 who pleaded with people to “leave Britney alone” has responded to a recent resurgence of internet and media interest over the Vine star’s physical appearance.Crocker became famous internationally after making a video pleading with people to give Britney Spears a break following her widely panned ‘comeback’ performance at the VMAs.It's little by little." But while his appearance has changed, one thing hasn't: his tears for Spears.In a video he posted on his Instagram page earlier today, the now-28-year-old once again lets the waterworks flow for his pop idol.
The incredibly emotional, over-the-top clip racked up millions of views in just days and an Internet sensation was born.
He'd later appear on numerous TV shows, was in a Weezer music video, was parodied on "South Park," made a documentary about himself and, yes, even released his own porn with his then-boyfriend. Though the years, his public persona really started to change -- and he looks like a totally different person today than he did back in the aughts.
Long gone is the blonde hair and gender-bending fashion, as Crocker embraced his more traditionally "masculine" side. I was wearing less makeup and pushing my hair back and putting it in a pony tail instead of curling it or wearing it long," he told Huff Po of his look in 2012.
"I never realize the changes that are taking place. It's never a conscious thought of I'm going to wake up tomorrow and be a different person.
Spears’ performance came after concern for her wellbeing after the singer was pictured shaving her head.She was also hospitalised under a “mental health evaluation hold” in 2008, sought help in a rehab clinic and was in the middle of a custody dispute with her ex-husband Kevin Federline during that time period.