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Britney Spears calls documentaries about her life “hypocritical”

By | Published on Wednesday 5 May 2021

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Britney Spears has commented after another new documentary about her life was aired, accusing the makers of the programme of being “hypocritical”.

Writing on Instagram, she said: “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! [However] these documentaries are so hypocritical – they criticise the media and then do the same thing? Damn”.

The post followed the airing of new BBC documentary ‘The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship’. It covers similar group to the recent US film ‘Framing Britney Spears’, although puts more emphasis on the #FreeBritney movement, which calls for an end to the legal conservatorship the musician has been under since 2008.

The new film features a number of new claims though. One, made by Spears’ former make up artist Billy Brasfield, is that the singer does not actually control her social media accounts. That would spoil a strongly held theory by some fans that she is sending secret messages asking for help through her social media output.

But in the new post, she says: “I don’t actually talk to Billy B AT ALL, so I’m honestly very confused. This is my Instagram”.

Following much public discussion about the previous ‘Framing Britney Spears’ film, Spears commented on it in March, saying that she had been “embarrassed” by clips she had seen of the documentary. She also added that she had “cried for two weeks” about it.

We can expect to hear more from Spears in the coming weeks. Next month, she is due to speak at a court hearing discussing that conservatorship – something she has rarely done in the last thirteen years. This follows much controversy over her father’s role in the conservatorship, and his attempts to regain more control after a period away from directly managing his daughter’s affairs.