Britney Spears accuses NYT and BBC pop documentaries of hypocrisy for slamming the press then doing exactly the same
- Spears called the films hypocritical’ for criticizing the media but acting the same by dredging up ‘tough times’ from the singer’s past
- The singer is the subject of the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears and the BBC’s The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship
- She also staunchly denied claims she is not running her social media
- The star is set to appear in court on June 23rd for a ‘status hearing’ regarding her conservatorship
- Spears has been under conservatorship for 13 years, after having a mental health crisis which sent her to the hospital in 2008
- The BBC doc claims that dad Jamie claimed Spears had ‘dementia’ in order to secure her conservatorship
Britney Spears has slammed documentaries about her life as ‘hypocritical,’ taking them to task in a lengthy new Instagram in which she also derided claims she isn’t in charge of her own social media.
Spears, 39, appeared to be pointing a finger at the much watched New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears and at the BBC’s The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship.
Both productions detail the pop superstar’s mental health issues that ultimately led to her father Jamie obtaining control of her person and estate in a conservatorship 13 years ago as well as the media frenzy surrounding her very public breakdown.
In her Instagram post, Spears observed: ‘These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing????? Damn …’
The Toxic hitmaker posted her message Monday alongside a video showing her dancing in a sports top and shorts in the foyer of her suburban LA mansion.
Referring to the documentaries, she shared with fans that while the attention is ‘flattering’, she doesn’t enjoy having the most ‘negative and traumatizing’ parts of her life being revisited in this way.
‘So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life… what can I say … I’m deeply flattered !!!!’ she wrote.
Britney explained that while she’s endured a lot, she’s also enjoyed some ‘amazing times,’ things that don’t get focused on in the dramatic docs.
‘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…’ she said.
‘I’ve had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends … I think the world is more interested in the negative!!!!’
She added: ‘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.’
The singer’s message comes as she prepares to address her conservatorship in court next month.
Britney also talked about the garden at her LA home in her lengthy post and declared she should be featured on the cover of Better Homes And Gardens magazine.
Then she concluded by addressing claims made by her former makeup artist Billy Brasfield that she doesn’t run her own social media.
‘PSSSS I don’t actually talk to Billy B AT ALL so I’m honestly very confused!!!’ she wrote. ‘This is my Instagram !!!!’
Brasfield was echoing claims made by many Britney fans worried about the star’s independence.
But Spears herself will speak out on the matter during a June 23rd ‘status hearing’ regarding her conservatorship under father Jamie Spears.
The hearing will be on June 23rd at 1:30pm PT at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the new BBC doc has offered bombshell reports that her dad Jamie claimed the pop star had dementia in conservatorship filings.
Documentary maker and journalist Mobeen Azhar has seen documents that show dementia may be the reason she has been living under strict legal constraints since 2008.
In The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship, Azhar acknowledged the dementia claim sounds ‘a bit out there’ and that he thought it was a ‘conspiracy theory’.
‘There are a couple of fan sites who said they have got hold of paperwork surrounding the conservatorship,’ Azhar said, according to the UK’s The Mirror.
‘You have to tick a box justifying the reason and the box that is ticked, it says: ‘The order is related to dementia placement or treatment as specified.”
Meanwhile, Spears has revealed she ‘cried for two weeks’ over The New York Times Presents Framing Britney Spears which dropped on streaming services Hulu and FX now in February.
‘My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!!’ she wrote on Instagram alongside a video of her dancing in her home to the Aerosmith song Crazy.
‘I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,’ she shared. ‘ I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes!!!!’
Britney added: ‘It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day!!!!’
Her comments posted on March 30 marked her first about the film that documented how she’d been portrayed in the media during the past 20 years and also explored the #FreeBritney movement that’s sprung up in opposition to her father’s conservatorship.
In the documentary, several former agents and friends suggested that Britney’s mom Lynne cared for her well-being while her dad Jamie was more concerned about her earning ability.
The conservatorship was first put in place in 2008 after Britney suffered a very public breakdown, which led to her being committed to the psychiatric ward of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and put on a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold under California state law.
She was released five days later and the court gave her father complete control of her assets, with attorney Andrew Wallet and licensed fiduciary Jodi Montgomery also playing roles in the case.
Wallet has since resigned from his duties in the Spears case in March 2019.
Due to health reasons, Jamie was forced to temporarily hand over the reins in 2019 to Jodi Montgomery, who was already working as Britney’s care manager.
Britney has been fighting in court to permanently replace her dad with Montgomery as the conservator over her person.
In August last year, Britney lost a bid to remove him.
The pop star’s fans have railed behind a #FreeBritney movement sharing conspiracy theories claiming Britney is being held against her will and supporting her in her fight for legal freedom from her father.