The site then made an odd attempt to shame its readers for making light of the situation:
Phil Spector’s crime was violent and heinous. His expression in this photo is one of surprise and — for better or worse — that makes it somewhat hilarious. It doesn’t change what happened that night in 2003 and it won’t bring Lana Clarkson back, but it does provide a moment of levity in an otherwise tragic story.
Um, you can't have it both ways, MTV — making fun of the mugshot and then trying to take the high road. (Also, can something be "somewhat hilarious"?)
Anyway, maybe it's just because I give extra points for fashion choices, but I think I would still rank Spector's mugshot below Nick Nolte's and some of my other favorites. (Though I guess Phil Spector is wearing something kinda weird in his photo. Or is that a correctional facilities outfit?)
It's hard to beat this shirt:
And you know how I feel about this one (a unicorn and a Rubik's Cube??):
Really, can anyone match this?