The disc jockey, who had played similar pranks before, thought it was pretty funny, but Britney Spears' fans weren't laughing, reported Associated Press.
An announced appearance by the teen pop star prompted about 400 children and parents to line up outside WBHT-FM's studio. Their hopes were shattered when a limousine pulled up and a tuxedo-clad man emerged carrying a Britney Spears doll in a box.
``See, I told you she was a real doll to work with,'' disc jockey Bill Fox told the crowd, according to parent Michelle Brady.
Tears streamed down little girls' faces, parents cursed and debris flew through the air. Brady said her 5-year-old daughter was hit in the head with a bottle intended for Fox. She was not seriously hurt.
``My daughter's heart was broken,'' Brady said.
Fox said listeners should have been able to ``read between the lines'' and figure out that this joke was no different than any other pranks the station has played.
Four Times Platinum For Britney Spears
Meanwhile, those heartbroken girls would be happy to know that their favorite pop singer Britney Spears' latest Jive album, ``Oops!...I Did It Again'' (Jive), has been certified four times platinum for sales of 4 million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America, less than a month after its May 16 release. The sales pace is double that of Spears' debut album, ``Baby One More Time,'' which was certified double platinum one month after its January 1999 release. ``...Baby'' was certified in March for sales of 12 million copies—Albawaba (Various Sources).
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