Controversial professor and feminist Camille Paglia spoke to Us Magazine and gave her opinion on the rise and fall of Britney Spears.
Paglia identified the exact moment Britney Spears began her precipitous decline.
"A great promise was contained in the moment when Madonna kissed Britney at the MTV Awards," Paglia told Us Magazine's Web site. "She in a sense was saying, 'I'm passing the torch to you.'
"It was a fabulous moment. Britney looked toned, in control of her career . . . Literally from that kiss, from that moment onward, Britney has spiraled out of control. It's like Madonna gave her the kiss of death."