Britney Spears calls recent conservatorship documentaries "hypocritical"

Catherine Earp
·3-min read

Britney Spears has responded to the documentaries that have been released about her.

Framing Britney Spears, which premiered on Hulu earlier this year, focused on the singer's controversial conservatorship as well as the misogynist treatment she's received in the media.

A second, The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship by Mobeen Azhar was also released on BBC iPlayer last week, focusing more on people that have known the singer.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

The extra attention on the popstar has reignited the #FreeBritney movement which the star has stayed quiet on so far. But taking to Instagram yesterday (May 3), the mother of two finally responded in a lengthy caption alongside a video of her dancing.

"Geez!!!! 2021 is definitely way better than 2020 but I never knew it was gonna be like THIS," she wrote. "So many documentaries about me this year with other people's takes on my life… what can I say, I'm deeply flattered!

However, she went on to question the making of the shows, stating: "These documentaries are so hypocritical… they criticize the media and then do the same thing?"

She continued: "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 way more amazing times in my life [but] unfortunately my friends I think the world is more interested in the negative."

Photo credit: Valerie Macon - Getty Images
Photo credit: Valerie Macon - Getty Images

Related: What BBC's Britney documentary does better than Framing Britney Spears

It's the first time Britney has addressed the documentaries directly, though she did make a cryptic remark on social media following the release of Framing Britney Spears.

Sharing a throwback performance clip, she wrote on Instagram: "Can't believe this performance of Toxic is from 3 years ago! I'll always love being on stage, but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person.

"I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life. Each person has their story and their take on other people's stories. We all have so many different bright beautiful lives! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens."

The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Terrestrial TV viewers can catch it on BBC Two when it airs at 9pm on Wednesday, May 5.

Framing Britney Spears is available on Sky Documentaries or with a contract-free NOW TV Entertainment Pass for £9.99 a month, a 7-day free trial is available for new users.

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