One day after Britney Spears' comeback performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, super fan Chris Crocker uploaded the viral "Leave Britney Alone" video in which the then 19-year-old Crocker defended Spears from media critics who ridiculed that VMAs performance of "Gimme More."Ten years later on Sept.
10, 2017, Crocker reflected on "Leave Britney Alone," describing the lead-up to the 2007 video, his subsequent global fame and the lessons learned since the video caught fire.
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Wire Image)THE X FACTOR - Judge Britney Spears in part-one of the two night season premiere of THE X FACTOR airing Wednesday, Sep. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of Hope)LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Britney Spears (L) and host Ryan Seacrest pose backstage during the 2012 i Heart Radio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) TV Personality Kim Kardashian, Honoree Sir Richard Branson and Singer Britney Spears attend Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
BY MARAH ALINDOGANChris Crocker became a viral sensation in 2007 after he tearfully defended Britney Spears following her botched VMAs comeback performance of "Gimme More." "How f*****g dare anyone make fun of Britney," the pop star's biggest fan hysterically cries out.(Photo by Jon Soo Hoo/LA Dodgers via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Britney Spears, Tate Stevens and L. Reid attend 'The X Factor' season finale press conference at CBS Studios on December 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/Wire Image)LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Singer Britney Spears attends Fox's 'The X Factor' viewing party at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on December 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Gregg De Guire/Wire Image)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Britney Spears arrives at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Maury Phillips/Wire Image)LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: In this handout photo provided by the LA Dodgers, Britney Spears poses with sons Jayden James Federline (L) and Sean Preston Federline (R) during a game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on April 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.