When Spears joined Simon Cowell's The X Factor in 2012, the shock jock mocked her, saying he was going to tune in to see "what kind of train wreck she is." “I think Britney’s gonna stand there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit. I don’t anticipate great opinions from her," he said at the time. "I think she’s gonna sit there like J. Lo and (in a mock-feminine voice) ‘Oh, you’re wonderful, you’re terrific. Do you think I can get a perfume endorsement out of this? You think I can get to perform on the show?’” On Wednesday, after watching The New York Times Presents documentary on Spears, Stern admitted he now sympathized with her. “I think I’m Free Britney now, I think I’m full-on Free Britney,” he said.