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Britney Spears slammed for promoting gun violence in London

Britney Spears has been slammed for using a replica firearm in her new video for 'Criminal', which she shot in London. 

The 'Femme Fatale' took to the streets of Stoke Newington recently to film the video and it shows Spears and her boyfriend Jason Trawick robbing a shop at gunpoint, but local London politicians have called for her to apologise for promoting gun violence. 

Hackney Council told London Tonight of its issue with the video, "in this case we did not agree that a replica gun could be used at Stoke Newington Town Hall and we are disappointed... We will be raising this matter with the production company." 

Meanwhile, councillor Ian Rathbone added "I think she should apologise and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people...for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community." 

Watch coverage of the pop superstar's recent video shoot and listen to the song in full below: