Britney Spears reacts to 'hypocritical' documentaries about her career and conservatorship

Britney Spears reacts and hits back

Britney Spears attends Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere
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The pop icon has been the subject of mass attention recently following viral documentaries that aired this year, including Framing Britney Spears, which sparked outrage over the public treatment and private neglect of the singer. Now she has sent fans into a frenzy once again as Britney Spears reacts to the documentaries in a video. 

The two documentaries from The New York Times and the BBC focused on Spears' mental health issues, media coverage and complicated conservatorship. Framing Britney Spears showed the media's portrayal of the singer throughout the 1990s, including how she was depicted after her break-up with Justin Timberlake. Timberlake was forced to apologize for his treatment of his ex after viewers were left horrified.

The Britney Spears BBC doc, ‘The Battle for Britney,’ focuses on her ongoing conservatorship battle. In response, Spears has now released a video of her dancing on Instagram with a caption that calls out the documentaries for hypocrisy.

Spears posted: "So many documentaries about me this year with other people's takes on my life ... what can I say … I’m deeply flattered !!!! These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing 🤔🤔🤔?????"

She continued: "Damn… I don’t know y’all but I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I've had some pretty tough times in my life ... I've had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends…I think the world is more interested in the negative 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ !!!!"

The pop star also asked why the documentaries have to "highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago ???? I mean DAMN…"

The Instagram video seems to have just added more fuel to the conspiracy fire over whether Spears is actually the author of her Instagram posts, with fans demanding a video of her actually making these statements. Many of her fans claim that someone else is controlling her Instagram.

One commented: "Say it on live and we’ll believe you."

Another wrote: "Hmmm I don’t know about this one."

Other fans supported the pop icon, with one saying: "I'm so glad you've spoken out, it's just hypocritical of everyone. Keep slaying @britneyspears love your energy 🧡"

This isn't the first time that Spears has commented on the documentaries about her life. She broke her silence back in March, saying that although she didn't watch the film, she saw parts and cried for two weeks following its premiere. 

And the plot thickens, as Netflix has also confirmed they have their own documentary in the works. Stay tuned to find out more!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.