Britney Spears Songs Are Being Used to Scare Away Somali Pirates



The only thing Somali pirates hate more than not kidnapping people is “Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears. In a bid to deter the pirates from approaching supertankers on the east coast of Africa and attempting to kidnap their crews, ships have begun blasting the catchy songs of Spears, including classic hits like “Baby One More Time” and “Toxic.” Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. They can’t stand Western culture or music, making her songs perfect. Of course, there are other artists the ships could use, but they’re trying to deter pirates, not torture them. “I imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention,” said Steven Jones of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry.