The New York Times’ Framing Britney Spears documentary that premiered on Hulu in February reignited the #FreeBritney movement, highlighting the court-ordered conservatorship struggle between Spears and her father. Now, Spears has broken her silence and spoken out about the documentary for the first time, revealing that it “embarrassed” her and she “cried for two weeks” after viewing footage.
Her response to the documentary came in an Instagram post on Tuesday. She shared a video of herself dancing to “Crazy” by Aerosmith, and wrote, “My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!!”
This seemed to open an emotional floodgate for Spears, and she really let fans know how she was feeling. She wrote, “I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people!!! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day!!!! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people!!!”
While many fans praised the documentary for raising awareness of Spears’ conservatorship battle, the pop singer was not a fan of how she was portrayed. “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes!!!!”
Documentary director Samantha Stark revealed to Entertainment Tonight in February that she had tried to reach out to Spears to interview her for the broadcast, but Spears declined.
Spears shared on Instagram, “I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness!!!! Every day dancing brings me joy!!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness !!!!”
As for her conservatorship, the struggle continues. Spears was forced into this court-ordered conservatorship back in 2008, which effectively gave her father control over her person and her finances.
Things came to a head last November when Spears’ lawyer Samuel D. Ingham III requested that her father Jamie Spears be removed from the conservatorship. And to show how serious she is, Britney has vowed to not perform any more concerts until her father has been removed.
While many fans think Britney no longer needs a conservator, she did not make such a request of the court. Instead, she has requested that temporary conservator Jodi Montgomery, who has been handling this duty since September 2019 due to Jamie Spears’ health issues, be appointed her permanent personal conservator.