Craig Ferguson receives his virtual props for a re-surfaced monologue from The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2007 in which he stated that he would not joke about Britney Spears

The clip aired around the time Spears was struggling with her mental health, which resulted in her checking into rehab for a day, shaving her head and being photographed with an umbrella when photographers tried to follow her

Ferguson’s Late Late Show monologue went viral after Spears ‘struggle was highlighted in the New York Times’ recent documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which premiered Friday

In his monologue, Ferguson spoke about the dangers of the media selecting the most vulnerable members of society

“It’s been happening in the press and media lately, especially the so-called ‘news outlets,” “Ferguson said, pointing to aerial quotes.” I had similar feelings when I saw America’s funniest home video, You Laughing at the Kid that falls over and then you say, “Wait a minute, put the damn camera down and help your kid!” And I think we hold the camera and people fall apart “

The episode aired days after Anna Nicole Smith passed away in February 2007, and Ferguson mentioned it to the live audience

“People are dying. That wife of Anna Nicole Smith died,” Ferguson said as several viewers laughed, “It’s not a joke! You know it stops being funny She has a 6 month old child What the hell is that “I’m starting to feel uncomfortable making fun of these people. It should be about attacking the powerful, attacking and chasing after the politicians and the Trumps and the Blowhards”

Taking responsibility for himself, he added, “I think my goal has been postponed a bit lately I want to change it up a bit so no jokes tonight from Britney Spears This woman has two children, she is 25 years old She’s a baby herself She’s a baby “

Following the release of Framing Britney Spears, many celebrities have spoken out in favor of the 39-year-old singer

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