Britney Spears condemns ‘hypocritical’ documentaries for focusing on the ‘traumatising times’ of her life
Britney Spears has slammed a pair of documentaries on her life for focusing too much on the “trauma” she has suffered.
In a lengthy Instagram caption dotted with countless emojis, the 39-year-old on Monday (3 May) gave her most vocal response yet to the BBC and The New York Times‘ documentaries chronicling her career, love life and conservatorship.
Both documentaries sought to capture the ways in which the misogynistic media deeply belittled Britney during her rise – and fall – during the 2000s.
But posted days after the BBC’s The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship dropped, Spears said that while she is “flattered” to be the subject of such documentaries, she accused both of “hypocrisy”.
She decried the unrelenting focus the broadcaster and newspaper paid to “the most negative and traumatising times” in her life from more than a decade ago.
“What can I say,” she wrote. “I’m deeply flattered!!!!
“These documentaries are so hypocritical… they criticise the media and then do the same thing.
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“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.”
“Why highlight the most negative and traumatising times in my life from forever ago?”
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It comes after the “Toxic” hitmaker said that she has only partly watched the Times‘ Framing Britney Spears.
“From what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” she wrote on social media. “I cried for two weeks and, well… I still cry sometimes !!!”
And as Spears becomes more outspoken on her Instagram account, she is also preparing to do the same in the courts.
In breaking her years-long silence on the matter, she will address the California courts in June amid a heated legal battle over her conservatorship. She has mounted a second bid to limit what power her father, Jamie Spears, exerts over her wellbeing and estate.
Her relatively held-back approach to speaking publicly about her life has, in part, prompted heaving conspiracy theories to flourish. So much so that the star even had to stress that, no, the photograph of a red refrigerator on her Instagram isn’t a coded message.
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