This weekend might have been the Super Bowl, but all eyes were on Britney Spears as the explosive documentary about her life, Framing Britney Spears, debuted and shined a spotlight on the troubled popstars rise to frame and her messy ongoing conservatorship battle.
Spears has been under the legal guardianship of her father, Jamie Spears, since 2008 — he retains power over both her business and financial decisions as her conservator. Although the “Piece of Me” singer has requested that Jamie be removed, he has not stepped down and still is in control of her life.
After the controversial documentary aired, fans of the pop icon rallied behind the superstar to show their support, with some even demanding her ex, Justin Timberlake, apologize for the way he treated her during his relationship, which OK! learned he has zero intention of doing so.
Even celebs joined in on showering the former The X Factor judge with praise and hoping that the docuseries will shine a light on how women are treated in the industry. Bette Midler simply tweeted, #FREEBRITNEY, as her sign of support.
While fashion designer Christian Siriano wrote: “Ughg I just want to help @britneyspears so much! Just have to figure out how I wonder?? 🌹 🤔🤔🤔 #Britney.”
#FramingBritneySpears is a gut punch.— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) February 7, 2021
So many horrible men/leeches in her life
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Child star Valerie Bertinelli tweeted that the documentary was a “gut punch,” and listed off all the “horrible men/leeches in her life,” including ex Timberlake, her father, her baby daddy Kevin Federline and more. She added that she was “grateful for my parents and how they protected me as a young girl in this insane business #FreeBritney.”
Talk show host Tamron Hall spoke out after she watched the series. “Finally watched the Framing of Britney Spears on Hulu. It’s an understatement to call it heartbreaking. #FreeBritney.”
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the Framing Britney Spears doc holy fuck.— hayley from Paramore 🥀 (@yelyahwilliams) February 6, 2021
no artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her.
the mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid.