NBC News reported today that the music of Britney Spears is being used by merchant naval vessels to repel Somali pirates. All a besieged ship needs to do is start blasting one of Spears' hits and the pirates reportedly turn their boats around. No Somali pirates were interviewed to find out exactly what it is about the pop star that they find so offensive.
“It’s so effective the ship’s security rarely needs to resort to firing guns. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,” merchant naval officer Rachel Owens told Metro.
She went on to say, “Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can't stand western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect.”
“Pirates will go to any lengths to avoid or try to overcome the music. I’d imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention,” an official with the Security Association for the Maritime Industry told Metro.
This Somali pirate repelling news comes hot on the heels of reports covering the cringe-worthy isolated vocal track from Britney Spears' last HBO special.