Monday, 28 October 2013

"Pirates' Britney fears"

From The Metro:

BRITNEY SPEARS is being used as a secret weapon... to scare off Somali pirates. Her hits are blasted out to deter kidnap attacks, merchant navy officer Rachel Evans revealed.

Second Officer Evans, who works on supertankers off the east coast of Africa, said:

"Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought pirates would hate them most. These guys can't stand Western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect."

... Steven Jones, of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry, said:

"Pirates will go to any lengths to avoid or try to overcome the music.

"Though I'd imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention."