that he meant that it was the second part of a longer video, the first part being "Leave Britney Alone pt. Both Crocker and the video were also parodied in the South Park episode "Canada on Strike," with a cartoon Crocker running around in a fight between various Internet memes, telling them to "leave the others alone".
While numerous news and media outlets reported on the viral video, Fox News Channel's morning program Fox & Friends commentators questioned Crocker's gender and compared the fabric backdrop in his video to Osama Bin Laden's videos.
Crocker then posted a video on Instagram, making light of the situation, by recreating one of his earlier videos “Leave Britney Alone.” In the video, Crocker states, “Leave Aaron Carter alone, RIGHT NOW! I mean, you people are mad because he doesn’t want to sing, ‘I Want Candy’ from when he was a kid?
In May 2007, Crocker was the subject of a lengthy profile in the Seattle alternative weekly The Stranger, which discussed his Internet fame prior to and after the "Leave Britney Alone! Dave Schlenker of the newspaper considered him bold and seething "flares sent up by a young gay man marooned in a sea of rednecks" who is stuck in a small town that "can't tolerate homosexuality and punishes flamboyance." Crocker is best known for his Britney Spears video, uploaded to You Tube on September 10, 2007.
Although sometimes shown in conjunction with news footage of Spears' performance, the "pure performance art" video became its own story, with the news media and the gossip industry offering opinions on the phenomenon, joking that Crocker could be "an insidious satiric mastermind" and comparing him to Andy Kaufman.
Crocker stated that although he is often acting in his videos, his emotions were genuine and "straight from the heart"; although he described the clip as a "second take" in one interview, he clarified on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
While his grandfather reportedly knows little about his Internet fame, his grandmother has reluctantly appeared in some of his videos.
Crocker's earliest experience with online networking was as an editor of an e-zine, where he met his first boyfriend, with whom he was only able to interact online and by phone.