Despite the fact that this is undeniably a bold claim, the article offers little in the way of evidence and also commits the enormous injustice of downplaying Britney's so-bad-it's-really-great cult cinema classic, Crossroads.
Naturally, people were quick to jump to Britney's defence on social media.
First of all, how dare you. https://t.co/2sf9R3FkWp
But others spotted the real problem – namely that men are rarely pitted against each other in the same way that women are, especially in the music industry.
Countless women have spoken out about being consistently scrutinised and subjected to often pointless comparisons, and Twitter users weren't oblivious to this article's contribution to that tired, misogynistic narrative.
Why as a society do we continue to feel the need to compare women to each other and drag one down? Music is not sup… https://t.co/M894dVJ1vX