Britney Spears “Extremely Upset” Over Lip-Synching Controversy

Britney Spears may or may not be a big fan of singing live, but she sure can open her mouth to voice her displeasure.

Since launching the Australian leg of her Circus tour last week, the “Womanizer” songbird has come under harsh criticism for supposedly lip-synching during the shows, from both the Australian government and her own fans, some of whom have reportedly walked out early on her concerts Down Under due to the lip-synching.

Now Spears’ tour promoter, Paul Dainty, is telling the Australian media that the singer is none too pleased by the situation:

“Britney is aware of all this and she’s extremely upset by it. She’s a human being. I’m embarrassed, with such a big international entourage here with Britney, to be part of the Australian media when I see that kind of totally inaccurate reporting.”

According to newspaper Perth Now, hundreds of attendees stormed out of Spears’ Perth concert on Friday, with one fan, 22-year-old Amanda Hawlet, fuming,

“I want my money back or I want her to sing properly. The ticket cost me $200 and she lip-synced the whole thing.”

Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, dismissed that report on Britney’s Twitter page, opining,

“It’s unfortunate that one journalist in Perth didn’t enjoy the show last night. Fortunately the other 18,272 fans in attendance did. – Adam.”

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