Britney Spears has acknowledged and responded to the huge New York Times doco Framing Britney Spears – or, well, whoever posts as her online has, at least – and said that she hasn’t watched the whole documentary but what she did see made her cry and feel embarrassed.
The unauthorised documentary, which landed on February 5, doesn’t include Britney personally speaking in it, it does include clips with people who have worked closely with Britney over her lengthy career, exploring the concern they have for her wellbeing under the conservatorship.
When the doco dropped, Britney’s Twitter account posted vaguely about it, saying that “each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories… no matter how much we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens.”
But now she’s explicitly addressed the documentary in a post on Instagram on Wednesday morning, which shows Britney dancing to Aerosmith alone at 2am, she said her life has “always been very speculated, watched, and judged.”
“It takes a lot of strength to trust the universe with your vulnerability,” the caption read.
“Cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am to this day.”
Britney (or “Britney”, depending on what you believe) also said that she “cried for two weeks” after seeing the way the documentary portrayed her.
“I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” the post read.
“I cried for two weeks and well… I still cry sometimes!”
Fans and staunch #FreeBritney supporters aren’t having a bar of the post, however, firmly believing that the alarmingly-long caption was actually written by whoever is controlling her social media accounts.
People have commented on the new post to express their scepticism, with one person just straight-up saying “lmao Britney did not write that caption.”
Over on Twitter, a share of the post has lit up the #FreeBritney stans, who were quick to point out the flaws in the post, and suggesting that this was shared to steer the attention away from newly-released court documents detailing how much the conservatorship is costing her financially.
she didn’t write that lmao. why would her own boyfriend thank the public & fans for their support over the doc if she was upset about it? her team not even trying anymore pic.twitter.com/UpbTDa6mco
— not lindsay lohan (@drugproblem) March 31, 2021
It’s just the conservatorship team trying again to control the narrative. Don’t believe this. She has never played the victim card in her life. Today court documents got leaked about her father’s salary from the conservatorship and that’s why they created this distraction
— Britney Doll (@BritneyDoll7) March 31, 2021
i know damn well Britney Spears didn’t write that and her team did #freebritneyspears
— Danny/DJ (@dj_guape) March 31, 2021
Considering Britney’s spent the last week and a bit posting about a mysterious ‘Red’ phase, and is hinting at a ‘Pink Project’ – to the sheer confusion and concern of her fans – it’s hard to believe that Britney is also behind this lengthy statement about the Framing Britney Spears doco.