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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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46.

Aitch    

I am sure she has NO idea who Annette even is.

502 days ago
47.

Kay    

I think it is wrong for TMZ tries to cause trouble and embarrass people. Not a big Brittney fan but you knew she didn't hear the question.

502 days ago
48.

KCQT    

Omg! Is she off her medications???

502 days ago
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Most H8d     

She's right that's great she no longer have to suffer. I love Britney she's awesome

502 days ago
50.

Marty    

Britney might be rather dopey, but lets face it she clearly didn't hear the question and felt awkward so just said a general response. Strange how such "an idiot" has made more money and achieved greater success than Annette Funicello.

502 days ago
51.

Zimba    

I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt. Either she didn't hear or understand the question.

502 days ago
52.

elm    

Wasn't hervy Levin once a legitimate legal reporter? Now it's come to this.......

502 days ago
53.

Stephanie    

She didn't hear correctly.

502 days ago
54.

Elle    

I'll give Britney a pass this time. I do believe she misheard the question...don't let it happen again, Brotney :)

502 days ago
55.

lee    

It was an honest mistake. No need to make a big fuss...

502 days ago
56.

john johnson    

am i the ONLY ashole who thinks shes slow?

502 days ago
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john johnson    

.......r.i.p. annette

502 days ago
58.

Throwback kid    

Britney Spears is a high school drop out with the mental capacity of a teenager, please don't be too hard on her. Please keep in mind this is a woman in her mid 30's who isn't allowed to write a check

502 days ago
59.

Toilethead    

WTF kind of idiot is she?

502 days ago
60.

Quiet    

she probably figured the best thing to say was the four words she she was trained by simon in xfactor to just robot speak.

502 days ago
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