Chris Crocker had been consistently video blogging from his grandparents' house as a way of coping with being an openly gay teen in the American South. But when he posted a tearful rant defending his idol Britney Spears after her disastrous MTV Video Music Awards performance in 2007, he became a household name. "Anyone who has a problem with her, you deal with me," he cried. And some people did though Crocker gained temporary fame, he also dealt with homophobic YouTube comments and even death threats.
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