I think she is deeply troubled but i don't think its entirely her fault. Brittany has not had much of a childhood because as soon as she was in her teens she started her fame. A lot of things that normal children experience she did not. I really have empathy for her current situation. A lot of the troubled teen periods that most of us go through and grow out of she did not get to experience. I think this acting out is more of a regressive than anything else.
I can tell you if i was in stardome just i would be so irritable that anything i do makes headlines but anything some normal joe blow does might not even make the local paper.
Someone i think that deserves the recent bad publicity they have and i think the DESERVE to be rediculed by the public is Ann Colter (i don't know if i spelled her name right) but she is just a beast of a woman that cares for nothing but herself and her popularity and will say mean and hateful comments no matter who it hurts if it puts her in the spotlight.
If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen!!!