British comedian Ricky Gervais feels sorry for troubled star Britney Spears - but has also called for singer to "pull herself together." The creator of the U.K.'s hit TV comedy The Office claims he deliberately avoids the controversy surrounding the Toxic hitmaker, because too much is made of her "good" behaviour - which is far from praiseworthy. The 46-year-old tells Britain's Star Magazine, "I feel sorry for those people who don't know any better, have these addictions and go off the rails (but) it makes me laugh when someone says, 'I haven't taken drugs for three years,' and they get a round of applause. "Most people haven't taken drugs their whole life! It's like, 'I haven't murdered for a week - way to go!' I'm one of those people who think, 'Pull yourself together!'"