‘I Wish I Could Delete It,’ Sarah Silverman Says Following Backlash From Britney Spears 2007 Roast

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Sarah Silverman hit back following a backlash to a recently resurfaced video of her 2007 MTV Britney Spears roast at the Video Music Awards.

“MTV asked me to mini-roast Britney [Spears] after her big performance,” the 50-year-old comedian tweeted after one of her followers posted a video from the awards show and asked Silverman, “girl what is this, explain yourself x.” The comments were noted by E! News in a piece published Wednesday.  (RELATED: Britney Spears’ Fans Not Convinced New Video Update Is Actually Recent)


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“While she was performing I was having diarrhea [and] going over my jokes,” she added. “Had no idea she didn’t kill. Unfortunate. Art changes over [years] as we know more [and] the world changes.”

“I wish I could delete it but I can’t,” Silverman continued. “But you are posting it for people to see. So [are you] trying to be kind or right?”

In the clip posted, the actress made a handful of jokes at the singer’s expense.  (RELATED: Britney Spears’ Social Media Manager Says The Star ‘Creates Her Own Posts’ After She Shares Bizarre Videos)

“[She’s] 25 years old and she’s already accomplished everything she’s going to accomplish in her life,” Silverman said about the pop star. “It’s mind-blowing. And she’s so grown-up. She’s a mother, you know? It’s crazy.”

“It’s weird to think that just a few years ago on this very show, she was this, like, sweet, innocent little girl in slutty clothes riding around with a python,” she added, before taking a swipe at her kids labeling Spears’ children the “most adorable mistakes.”

The backlash comes days after The New York Times/FX unauthorized documentary about the singer aired which focuses on her her rise to fame, mental health issues and conservatorship, according to Page Six.