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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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Coupe09    

Lol BRITNEY...

507 days ago
92.

truthiness    

BS does not have the brains God gave gnat.

507 days ago
93.

Kàt    

wow, I can't believe the number of people out here, that have never ever misunderstood a question before. You people are amazing, and Ms.Spears must be an idiot. Oh wait, I've got that wrong. Mega millionaire girl must be doing something right,and has so much more heart than most of you.

507 days ago
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LISA    

I can't believe TMZ would write an article like this, even if she meant it - which she clearly did NOT.


Did no one pick up on how out of character or inappropriate that reply was? Why not 'confirm' her answer BEFORE hand? It's disrespectful to Annette and Britney. Who asks 'what do you THINK' ... when someone passes away? It should have been, 'Have you HEARD Annette passed away.'

507 days ago
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Danielle123    

I think that's the standard response to anything pap's ask. Have none of you ever misunderstood something and laughed anyway? Or replied with a "Yea"? It's the same thing here. She figured she could slip away with the standard response, however, the question today was not the usual random question asked by the TMZ photogs.

507 days ago
96.

sophiastormy    

What did she hear then?? Annette passed gas?

507 days ago
97.

spectator72    

Hey Britney how do you like your vacation here on mars ?

It's great I just love it here and I can shop everyday at Costco's

507 days ago
98.

mistybone    

she is alow class mron

507 days ago
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77    

well, of course, its sad.! , I think she was being that way to a question that was very stupid to begin with.
its sad that another woman dies that I hadn't had sex with.!!

507 days ago
100.

Karen Solo    

She's a bigger idiot then I thought she was. I hope she has an apology or an explanation.

507 days ago
101.

Jonathan    

She did not hear the question. She is so deaf from being a pop star. Leave poor britney alone... she's a little dumb, yeah... she was, and in my mind, will always be, "a lot sexy." and although the music wasn't great.. some of the tracks like, "stronger," and "hit me baby one more time," were really fun...

507 days ago
102.

zman    

I'm not really a Britney fan, but It's obvious that she didn't hear the question....and she apologized...so let's just leave it at that.

507 days ago
103.

krasovitz    

What's the Mickey Mouse Club.... another gay innuendo?

507 days ago
104.

Tracey    

Asking someone how they feel about someone else's passing is just stupid!

507 days ago
105.

jus do it    

R.i.p great women will b missed

507 days ago
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