Britney Spears hits out at 'negative' documentaries about her 'traumatizing' past

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Britney Spears has hit out at the documentaries made about her "traumatizing" past, calling them "negative" and "hypocritical".

In 2008, Britney was placed into a legal conservatorship controlled by her father, Jamie, who has managed her finances ever since and has the final say on a wide range of her personal life decisions.

Britney's situation was brought to public attention more than ever before after the New York Times released their documentary about her life behind closed doors, titled 'Framing Britney Spears'.

It was yet another documentary that highlighted the singer's rise to stardom, as well as her public breakdowns.

Spears suffered a series of psychiatric breakdowns in 2007 and 2008 following her split from husband Kevin Federline, each of which was highlighted in the documentaries.

But Britney has now given her take, slamming the docs for "highlighting the most negative and traumatizing times" in her life.

In a lengthy Instagram post alongside a video of her dancing in her home, the singer wrote:

"Geez. 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!!!!

"These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing ????? Damn … 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 ????"

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Elsewhere in the post, Spears gets in a dig at her former makeup artist, Billy Brasfield, who told PageSix in March that the singer is not in control of her social media.

Britney was quick to shut that down, writing: "I don't actually talk to Billy B AT ALL so I’m honestly very confused."

She concluded her lengthy post: "PSSSSS no paparazzi guy … I didn't want you and your crew following me around!!!!"

Per TMZ, Britney filed an application to the courts to remove her father as her co-conservator last year, but her appeal was denied.

Britney's conservatorship has kickstarted the #FreeBritney movement, which argues that she should be allowed to be in charge of her own life without legal constraint.

Celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Andy Cohen have all backed the campaign on their respective social media pages.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Britney Spears hits out at 'negative' documentaries about her 'traumatizing' past

vt-author-image

By Nika Shakhnazarova

Article saved!Article saved!

Britney Spears has hit out at the documentaries made about her "traumatizing" past, calling them "negative" and "hypocritical".

In 2008, Britney was placed into a legal conservatorship controlled by her father, Jamie, who has managed her finances ever since and has the final say on a wide range of her personal life decisions.

Britney's situation was brought to public attention more than ever before after the New York Times released their documentary about her life behind closed doors, titled 'Framing Britney Spears'.

It was yet another documentary that highlighted the singer's rise to stardom, as well as her public breakdowns.

Spears suffered a series of psychiatric breakdowns in 2007 and 2008 following her split from husband Kevin Federline, each of which was highlighted in the documentaries.

But Britney has now given her take, slamming the docs for "highlighting the most negative and traumatizing times" in her life.

In a lengthy Instagram post alongside a video of her dancing in her home, the singer wrote:

"Geez. 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!!!!

"These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing ????? Damn … 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 ????"

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Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Elsewhere in the post, Spears gets in a dig at her former makeup artist, Billy Brasfield, who told PageSix in March that the singer is not in control of her social media.

Britney was quick to shut that down, writing: "I don't actually talk to Billy B AT ALL so I’m honestly very confused."

She concluded her lengthy post: "PSSSSS no paparazzi guy … I didn't want you and your crew following me around!!!!"

Per TMZ, Britney filed an application to the courts to remove her father as her co-conservator last year, but her appeal was denied.

Britney's conservatorship has kickstarted the #FreeBritney movement, which argues that she should be allowed to be in charge of her own life without legal constraint.

Celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Andy Cohen have all backed the campaign on their respective social media pages.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy