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Britney Spears

Annette Funicello's Passing

'Is Great'

4/8/2013 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0408_britney_videoMaybe she hadn't heard the news, maybe she didn't understand the question, or maybe she's just a coldhearted person who hates awesome people ... but when we asked Britney Spears today about the passing of Annette Funicello, she took a moment, smiled, and said, "I think that's great!"

Funicello, the most famous original member of Mickey Mouse Club, passed away today at the age of 70 ... so asking Britney, the most famous modern member, about her death made complete sense. 

Britney's answer, however, made none.

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1:30 PM PT -- Britney just tweeted, "Misheard a question I was asked earlier by press while I was out and about. I am DEVASTATED to hear about the passing of Annette Funicello ... She was a role model for me during my days as a Mouseketeer."

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seamus     

What an idiot.

571 days ago
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Twilightstar    

Britney is an idiot. She probably has no clue who Annette is. Hey Brit --Annette is your way classier, more beautiful and more talented predecessor at Disney.

571 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

My holy sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph. There's no way that even God can fix that degree of stupid. Good bye Annette. I remember you from when I was a kid... :-(

571 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

Huh?

571 days ago
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Twilightstar    

Hey Harvey Ask Miley Cyrus and she won't know either but the answer will be the same as above.

571 days ago
6.

Michelle2012    

I think she didn't understand the question that's all.

571 days ago
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tver    

She obviously did not hear the question...

571 days ago
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Jimmy Rustle    

I don;t think she clearly heard the question. You can do better than this. TMZ turning int the National Enquirer?

571 days ago
9.

David    

Everybody knows this chick is coo coo for coca puffs.

571 days ago
10.

Mav    

She corrected herself on twitter. She said she misheard.

571 days ago
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sue    

Oh no.................

571 days ago
12.

Trecee    

She has the IQ of a marble. I don't think she heard the question and just assumed she was being too something nice about someone else. She is still an idiot.

571 days ago
13.

alex    

You gotta love the power of modern pharmacology

571 days ago
14.

Wow ...    

I don't think Britney heard the question, the photog asked at a distance and the winds are blowing hard in LA. Cue PR call to TMZ in 3..2..1

571 days ago
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Huh?    

As dumb as she can be, I don't think she even listens to the questions that people ask her on camera half the time. I don't think she's THAT cold-hearted, especially about a Mousketeer passing. Deaf and/or slightly challenged - more likely. I'll bet she will clarify at some point after a big thing is made about this.

571 days ago
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