Britney Spears criticises documentary Framing Britney Spears

Justin Harp
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Photo credit: Getty Images

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Britney Spears has directly responded to the documentary Framing Britney Spears for the first time.

The New York Times film premiered earlier this year, documenting the abuse Britney has suffered in the media as well as examining the allegations that her conservatorship has become harmfully restrictive.

Framing Britney Spears raised questions over whether the executors of the conservatorship – including her father Jamie Spears – have put business interests ahead of the singer's well-being. Jamie Spears responded by insisting he has "diligently and professionally carried out his duties".

The 'Toxic' singer had seemingly obliquely responded to the film on her social media at the time of its release, but finally shared her thoughts directly on Instagram on Tuesday (March 30).

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Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Spears was critical of the filmmakers, writing: "It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I've always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am 'til this day.

"I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in… I cried for two weeks and well… I still cry sometimes. I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy… love… and happiness."

While Framing Britney Spears was met with wide critical praise, there have been complaints that it left out some important context and even people involved in Britney's legal battles.

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Photo credit: Michael Buckner/WireImage - Getty Images

The BBC has announced plans to examine the conservatorship in its own feature documentary to air this spring, where BAFTA-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar will visit Britney's Louisiana hometown and her current city of Los Angeles.

Netflix is getting in on the controversy as well for a true crime-style film from How to Fix a Drug Scandal documentarian Erin Lee Carr.

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