“First and foremost, I absolutely adore the Britney Spears fan base. They are incredible, loyal, and passionate about her. I admire them. I know everything they do and say is because they truly love her. Which is why it’s been easy for me to overlook some of the nasty comments that have been thrown my way over the years — because I know deep down it’s all out of love for one of the greatest pop stars of all time,” Cassie Petrey wrote via Instagram.
“However, there are a lot of inaccurate theories out there about how Britney Spears’ social media operates, and I want to give as much information as I can without violating her privacy or mine,” she continued, stressing that Spears “creates her own posts and writes her own captions for Instagram” as well as handpicking “the google images, Pinterest images, quotes, memes, and everything else” that pops up on her feed.
“Nobody is suggesting any of that stuff to her. She generally edits the videos herself,” she continued. “She has stated many times that she creates the posts, but people continue to believe conspiracy theories over what Britney says over and over again. Britney is not ‘asking for help’ or leaving secret messages in her social media. She is literally just living her life and trying to have fun on Instagram.”
Petrey concluded her statement by asking fans of the singer to “just be nice” because “that’s all she really wants.” She added, “Don’t bully her. She doesn’t deserve it. She’s having fun creating posts and sharing images that she likes. That’s it. There’s not some secret agenda to it. She’s just having a good time, and I hope this helps people see it for what it actually is.”
While being stuck at home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the “Piece of Me” songstress has regularly shared videos of herself dancing freely to artists like Billie Eilish and her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
Many of her fans have flooded her comment section worried about the pop icon, claiming her videos are erratic or just weird. On Monday, the superstar clapped back at those who criticize her videos.
"I’m trying to learn how to use technology in this technology driven generation.... but to be totally honest with you I can’t stand it 😂😂😂!!!," she wrote via Instagram. “So... if my posts aren’t perfect... I’m doing this for fun !!!! If you think I should look like I’m on a magazine cover when I dance.... sorry ain’t happening 💃🏼🙊😂!!!!”
The “Toxic” singer’s dad, Jamie Spears, was named the conservator of her estate — meaning a court gave a guardian control of her personal decisions and finances — following several public breakdowns in 2008. Spears has sought help in ending her conservatorship, but the legal battle is ongoing.