A documentary about Britney Spears – from her rise to fame to the conservatory she is now under – makes headlines and draws reaction from viewers, including other celebrities and artists.
The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears”, which premiered on February 5, explains the rise of the. While the movement was launched by fans, it has expanded from people involved with their conservatory to viewers, including celebrities, engaging with the way Spears is treated in the media and supposedly by people who are close to her is treated.
After watching the documentary, some Twitter users said they were “uncomfortable”, others said the documentary made them “angry”. The actress and presenter Valerie Bertinelli called the documentary a “belly blow”.
makes me crazy grateful for my parents and how they kept me safe as a young girl in this crazy #FreeBritney business
– Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) February 7, 2021
Singer Kacey Musgraves tweeted, “Y’all … I bother that no one knows if @britneyspears is really okay. I really hope that she can somehow formalize it and that she knows us all from the outside Do not really give anything about their welfare. “
The pop star’s father, Jamie Spears, has been the 39-year-old Spears curator since 2008 and recently becameBrenda Penny, Los Angeles Supreme Court Justice, appointed the Bessemer Trust Co. to share the restorer’s duties with him.
Spears has struggled to completely remove her father from her conservatory and the documentary makes a case when she shouldn’t be in a conservatory at all as the conservatory allows her to understand and work.
Many fans of the Free Britney movement believe that Spears is trying to send secret messages asking for help through her Instagram as she often posts somewhat bizarre videos with confusing subtitles.
On Tuesday, Spears ‘boyfriend Sam Asghari used his own Instagram to speak publicly about Spears’ father. He wrote, “Now it is important that people understand that I have no respect for someone who is trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles in our way.” In my opinion, Jamie [Spears] is overall d ** k. ”
The 27-year-old actor and model says he won’t go into details because he respects privacy. “But I did not come to this country in order not to be able to express my opinion and freedom,” said Asghari, who immigrated from Iran.
CBS News reached out to Mr. Spears’ attorney Andrew Wallet for comments on the documentary, Free Britney Movement, and Asghari’s post. He is waiting for an answer.
Other celebrities said they saw the documentary and hope Spears finds freedom from her conservatory. Actress Amber Tamblyn tweeted: “Framing Britney was a rough clock, much like the Winehouse documentary, only we know how this story ended. I hope Britney is freed from this conservatory – ‘freed’ like her on her own Words says. It’s confusing that any judge would continue to uphold it. “
Comedian Fortune Feimster tweeted, “I saw the NYT document on Britney Spears and it’s so messed up that they won’t allow this very successful adult woman to be responsible for her own life. She made it clear that she wasn’t her father want.” to have part of their finances and life choices. That should be enough. “
Talk show host Tamron Hall said “it’s an understatement” to describe the documentary as “heartbreaking”.
Miley Cyrus greeted Spears during her post-Super Bowl performance saying, “We love Britney.”
Other celebrities including Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Meghan McCain and Bette Midler shared their support by tweeting “Free Britney”.
Actress and activist Jameela Jamil shared a petition with the judge to end the conservatory, which was signed by more than 100,000 people.
Jamil has spoken out against what she calls women’s “gas light” in the media, saying that the media often portrays women as “annoying and hysterical”. Jamil said on Instagram Tuesday that her theory applies to Spears.
Los Angeles attorney Lisa MacCarley, who specializes in estate planning, probate law, and conservatories, has sent a letter to more than 100 attorneys asking them to “contact the Los Angeles County’s probate department, particularly estate staff, and Tell Judge Penny to end the resignation. ” Conservatory. “
In the letter MacCarley shared with CBS News, she writes that “Framing Britney Spears” “gave a subtle but powerful glimpse into the unconstitutional way in which Ms. Spears’ conservatory originally split up.” She tells her fellow attorneys, “We would be involved in the remarkable violation of Ms. Spears’ constitutional rights if we watch and do nothing.”
Britney Spears’ Conservatory limits her ability to stand up for herself and lead her own life.
You – and all people with disabilities – should have the right to make decisions for themselves and to keep their civil rights
– the ACLU (@ACLU) from February 8, 2021
The ACLU has advocated Spears in the past and shared in August how they believe the conservatory is threatening their civil rights. A conservatory is established when a judge appoints a responsible person or organization – the “conservator” – to take care of another adult who, under the California judicial system, cannot fend for himself or manage his or her own finances.
“Conservatories restrict a person’s civil liberties, which we at the ACLU naturally consider a key concern. Furthermore, conservatories do not necessarily make people safer: they can lead to financial, physical or emotional abuse,” the ACLU writes.
“Framing Britney Spears” is also resurfacing old paparazzi videos and interviews in which the media seem insensitive to Spears.