Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Britney Spears Auctions Placenta On eBay

Los Angeles, California - In a move that has generated mass hysteria among her many fans, Britney Spears has decided to auction, on eBay, the placenta from the recent birth of her son. According to a spokesperson for eBay, this is the first time a human placenta has been offered at the giant online site but, given Ms. Spears special stature in the entertainment field, they decided they would allow the sale to proceed as long as it was handled tastefully.

News of this unusual sale was greeted with widespread enthusiasm and once the auction on the placenta was open, bidding escalated at a rapid pace. Many bidders said they wanted a personal memento of their favorite singer while others saw it as an investment that would appreciate in value, much like a painting or Persian rug.

While there was some criticism over the nature of the sale most people were supportive and felt that it was her right to offer this very personal item to the public. For her part, Ms. Spears denied that it was a publicity stunt designed to garner attention to the release of her latest CD, Oops! I Can't Believe I Did It Again. She said, "I just wanted to offer a personal part of myself for my many, many fans who have stood by me all of these years. This seemed like the perfect way to do it. Otherwise, it just would have been dumped in the garbage. Now, it is a token of the appreciation and love I have for all of you."

Bidding started at five hundred dollars and quickly escalated to eighty thousand dollars. With the auction officially open for 52 more hours it is expected that the final bid will come in at well over one million dollars. Shipping charges have been waived by the seller.


Anonymous KnickKnack said...

Does it come with a signed copy of her latest CD?

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...they decided they would allow the sale to proceed as long as it was handled tastefully." How the hell do you tastefully sell your placenta on an online auction??? With recipes, perhaps?

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