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Pop icon Britney Spears has taken to Instagram to call out the multiple documentaries about her life, classifying them as “hypocritical.”
Spears posted a video clip of herself dancing in her home on Monday, accompanied by a lengthy statement that started off with “Geez.”
She went on to say, “2021 is definitely way better than 2020 but I never knew it was gonna be like THIS!!!! So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life … what can I say … I’m deeply flattered!!!!”
She then challenged the motivation for making the documentaries.
“These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing,” she wrote before explaining “I don’t know y’all but I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I've had some pretty tough times in my life ... I've had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends … I think the world is more interested in the negative 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ !!!! I mean … isn't this supposed to be a business and society about THE FUTURE 🤧🤧🤧 ???? Why highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago ???? I mean DAMN … on a lighter note … this is a video of me dancing 💃💃💃 !!!!”
Then, the “Circus” singer went on to list positive aspects of her life, including upcoming trips, dancing, and plans to get a koi pond in her backyard.
Several documentaries have been made or are in the process of being made about the 39-year-old singer’s life and the controversial conservatorship she is currently under. A court instituted the arrangement in 2008, not long after Spears endured what appeared to be a very public mental health crisis. As a result her father plays a key role in Britney's finances, business dealings, and other legal matters.
Conservatorships are typically put in place for people who are deemed unable to make key decisions for themselves, yet the fact that Britney has never really stopped working, including spearheading an enormously successful multi-year Las Vegas residency, has fans crying foul at the constraints she's been placed under. That's led to the "#FreeBritney" movement, which has become increasingly critical of Jamie Spears' role in his daughter's life.
The conservatorship was further scrutinized with the release of New York Times’ documentary “Framing Britney” in February. Spears announced that she cried for two weeks and was “embarrassed” after watching a portion of the documentary about her conservatorship in March. “The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship,” from the BBC and BAFTA-winning director Mobeen Azhar, is out this week. Director Erin Lee Carr had already begun working on Spears-related doc project before “Framing Britney Spears” debuted.
Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III filed a motion to officially remove Jamie Spears as conservator in August.
“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father,” the lawyer told a judge last November, the Associated Press reported. In February, the judge granted a third party financial institution, Bessemer Trust, an equal share of control over her finances as Jamie Spears.
Jamie Spears’ attorney Vivian Thoreen told CNN earlier this year that her client “would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship. Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it."
Just last week, Britney made it clear she wants to be heard. She will be speaking directly to the court during an upcoming hearing on June 23. It is expected that she will be talking about the status of the conservatorship.
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