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Britney Spears Speaks Out Amid ‘Framing Britney’ Buzz
Meanwhile, Samantha Stark, the director of "Framing Britney," said it's unclear if the pop star ever got her messages to participate in the documentary.
Pop icon Britney Spears has seemingly reacted to the new documentary about her life and the controversial conservatorship that's been controlling key aspects of her life.
"Framing Britney," the New York Times-created documentary available on FX and Hulu, explores how Spears became a pop culture object since she burst onto the music scene in the late 1990s, often at the expense of her personhood. Segments of the public and media seemed to delight in her 2007 public mental health crisis, which ultimately led her being placed under a conservatorship in 2008, with her father Jamie Spears overseeing her finances, business dealings and legal matters. The documentary questions if the conservatorship is unfair and impeding on Spears’ rights as a human being.
What Spears, 39, is thinking and feeling has become slightly enigmatic, but the pop star seemingly addressed the buzz surrounding “Framing Britney” on her social media accounts.
“I’ll always love being on stage .... but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person ..... I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life !!!!” she tweeted on Tuesday, along with the subtweet: “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives!!! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens”
The star posted the same message on her Instagram Tuesday as well.
The posts accompany footage of the star performing her 2003 hit “Toxic” during a Las Vegas show in 2017. Following the release of the new documentary, Spears also posted a photograph of glittery heels on her Instagram that include the quote, “She Who Leaves A Trail Of Glitter Is Never Forgotten,” as well as a selfie with three lemon emojis.
Spears’ social media posts have become a source of fascination and conspiracy theories in light of the #FreeBritney movement. Some have theorized she is talking in code with her often vague posts, as “Framing Britney” points out.
Samantha Stark, the director behind “Framing Spears,” said she tried to reach Spears several times to participate in the documentary. An end note of the documentary noted that it’s unclear if Spears ever got any of the messages.
"Most of the time as The New York Times, if I want to interview somebody who's famous, I would call up their publicist and say, 'Can you send this request to this person?' A lot of times, the person will review it and give it back to the publicist,” the director told Entertainment Tonight. “But we're unclear whether that happened. We went through those usual places, and then we also went through people who know her or know people who know her to get requests in. So, we asked in several different ways, but it is still unclear if she definitely got them."
Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari, 27, also spoke out this week. On Wednesday, he called Spears’ dad Jamie Spears “a total d--k” in an Instagram story.