Chris Crocker (born Christopher Darren Cunningham; December 7, 1987) is an American Internet celebrity, songwriter, blogger, and recording artist residing in Bristol, Tennessee. Crocker gained international fame in September 2007 from his viral video “Leave Britney Alone”, in which he tearfully defended pop singer Britney Spears’s comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards; his video had over four million views in two days. The video received international media attention, hundreds of parodies and criticism for Crocker.
He is a self-described “edutainer” who produces and acts in multiple videos. In almost all of Crocker’s work he presents himself as an openly gay and effeminate Southern adolescent in a “small-minded town” in the Bible Belt where his sexual orientation and outspokenness are a “subtext… rarely addressed directly and never completely accepted”.
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