On Friday, August 6, the 46-year-old told TMZ that Spears should be more selective with what she's sharing online now that she is even more under the microscope due to her conservatorship case. "She has to be careful, she's a parent, she's a mom. She's in a unique situation," Littrell told photographers. "You just have to be cautious, and be respectful of what you post on social media, especially in a time like this."
Littrell said that he wants the best for the "Toxic" singer, but in order for her to get there, she will need to be "smart" and "professional" with her online presence.
On Monday, August 9, Spears boldly shared a "#FreeBritney" flag on Instagram. "I was like 'My flag up over the American Flag !?!?' … Yes … I’m tooting my own horn 📯 .. is that bad ?????" she captioned the post.
"I know in my previous post I said you guys know my situation but LET ME CLARIFY ... you only know half of it !!!! And for a lot of you who say I should be cautious with what I post … I mean if you REALLY THINK ABOUT IT … with what I’ve been through I believe I been WAAAY TOO CAUTIOUS !!!! One day I will live on the edge !!!! One day 🤔💭," she added, which appeared to be a nod to Littrell's comments.
Only an hour later, Spears posted a video of someone making avocado toast with another cryptic caption. "In a system where I’ve felt completely hopeless for so long, at least I do have a platform to share !!!!" she began.
"As Selena Gomez says it best — The world can be a nasty place ... I know it ... you know it … kill them with kindness ☀️☀️☀️ !!! Unfortunately the news has been pretty nasty saying horrible and mean lies about me so I’m gonna post a little less from now on 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ !!!!" she added.
"Love you @britneyspears! You’re welcome to come cook with me any time!" Gomez commented.
Spears, who had been more active than usual recently, seems to have deleted some posts from Instagram.