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Britney Spears blasts documentaries for ‘doing a wonderful job at humiliating me’

Josh Milton July 10, 2022
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Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Britney Spears. (Getty/Angela Weiss/AFP)

Britney Spears has passionately blasted the string of documentaries about her life that have left her “humiliated”.

From The New York TimesFraming Britney Spears to Netflix’s Britney vs Spears, the personal anguish of Spears has become the subject of a raft of documentaries, often focusing on her suffocating conservatorship, her fractured family and the toll the insatiable press took on her.

The 40-year-old has never been shy about not being a fan of her life being broken down into a two-hour programme. But she made it even clearer in a since-deleted Instagram post on Saturday (9 July).

“I feel like America has done a wonderful job at humiliating me,” she said, adding that she feels the nation “bullies” her.

Spears added: “I’ve never felt more bullied in my life in this country it’s insane … and come on seriously is it honestly legal to do that many documentaries about someone without their blessing at all??!”

She said filmmakers pried open her personal life to make the documentaries without her permission, something she feels would never be done to actors such as Will Smith or musicians such as Halle Berry.

“It was the most insulting thing I ever saw in my life and every person I have spoken to has said it’s why the conservatorship ended … REALLY ??? That’s the saddest thing I ever saw in my life,” she added.

“So people not only get away with what they did to me, not even coming close to sharing what they really did to me, but they can expose me on such an embarrassing tone claiming it’s to: ‘Help me’. I’m not sure why people think it’s legal to completely humiliate me.”

Spears expressed frustration at people taking these documentaries at face value, instead stressing that it was her explosive court testimony in June 2021 that was truly how she felt about her conservatorship. It was, after all, all in her own words.

“Every person jumps on board with these heartbreaking documentaries and forgets the 13 years in my conservatorship,” she said. “Making up for some of my past they literally have no remorse at all. They have always treated me like that, literally, that’s exactly what my family did to me.”

Much of her anger, she said, was ignited by how she feels she’s often “set up” so the hovering paparazzi can take “ugly shots” and “unflattering” footage of her – much of which she felt was included in the documentaries.

It comes as Spears prepares to tell her own story as part of a “therapeutic” book that will reveal what she has “never been able to express openly”.

In April, the “Toxic” hitmaker opened up about how rattling it can be writing about her past experiences, such as how for 13 years her personal and financial affairs were governed by others as part of her conservatorship.

“I’m not the type of person to bring up UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS well, because it’s just NOT RESPECTFUL,” she said.

“But come on LET’S ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT IT !!!”

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