I’m not sure why this story made the rounds, but since it did — I’m going to defend Britney Spears. Apparently, a fan asked for a hug and she declined, which is getting her some negative press. Let me begin by saying I’ve only asked a celebrity for a picture about two times in my entire life, despite having seen many A-listers in Los Angeles. Why? Because I fancy myself polite, and since I don’t even like when my friends point a camera in my face, I can only imagine the magnified disdain of having fans ask for photos at all hours of the day. Additionally, I hate hugging. It’s annoying and somewhat gross — especially if you don’t know the person. Call me crazy, but I don’t want to some random stranger’s genitals within 4 inches of my own. So hats off to Britney Spears for joining The Dishmaster’s club of social hatred.