There are Britney Spears fans who will argue to the death that Kevin Federline was the worst thing to happen to the pop princess. In addition to being an epic d-bag, he was the instigator to her whole head-shaving, car-smashing breakdown. Godney worshippers take this claim as gospel, and we get it. But Kevin might not actually be the worst thing to happen to Brit-Brit. He was just the worst thing to happen to, you know, the American public in 2004.

But when he got together with Britney, it really hurt all of us as a nation. Some part of you wanted to love him because Britney loved him, but it was just impossible. Let's take a look back and revisit why the Dawn of Federline was so hard to watch for any Britney-lover.