Britney Spears has finally addressed the bombshell Framing Britney Spears documentary.
Posting to her Instagram account, the singer uploaded a video of herself dancing to Steven Tyler, along with a caption stating that “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.”
The singer also commented on how “my life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged” and concluded with “I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness.”
Since arriving on Hulu on 5 February, Framing Britney Spears has shed new light around how its subject was treated in the media as she came to fame in the late 1990s and became a mega-star in the ensuing years.
Recently, Spears’s lawyer officially asked an LA judge to permanently remove her father, Jamie Spears, from his role overseeing her personal affairs.
Jamie has been in control of both the star’s financial and personal affairs before stepping down from the latter role in September 2019 due to health reasons.
In the wake of Framing Britney Spears, a number of celebrities have spoken out in support of the singer, and some have reflected on their own treatment by the media in the 1990s and 2000s. Yesterday, actor Jennifer Love Hewitt told Vulture about how she used to be asked about her breasts in interviews, not unlike Spears.
“At a press junket for I Know or I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, I remember purposely wearing a T-shirt that said ‘Silicone Free’ on it because I was so annoyed, and I knew something about boobs was gonna be the first question out of [reporters’] mouths. I was really tired of that conversation.
“Now that I’m older, I think, ‘Gosh, I wish that I had known how inappropriate that was so I could have defended myself somehow or just not answered those questions.’ I laughed it off a lot of the time, and I wish maybe I hadn’t.”
Source: The Independent