Video Evidence: Britney Spears, 2006

Motherhood brought crazy amounts of paparazzi attention down on Britney Spears. After a two year hiatus from dropping singles, it seemed like all eyes were still on her. This interview in particular showed the real damage done. Nothing new was revealed about the pop star—the head-shaving and baby-dropping had already told the world how rocky her life was. But this 2006 appearance forced viewers to look hard at the media.

It must've been difficult for anyone who covered Britney during this time to watch her tearfully ask to be left alone and not feel ashamed.