Pop Princess Britney Spears has apologized to fans for not being honest about the reality of her controversial conservatorship. The icon said she feels embarrassed to share what happened to her.
The singer broke her silence in her first public statement since her courtroom testimony. Britney also told her 30.6 million Instagram followers on Thursday that her social media persona had given the wrong impression. She also expressed regret for pretending like she’s been ok for the past two years.
On Wednesday, she called on a judge to end the conservatorship. This conservatorship has given her father, Jamie Spears, control of her finances, medical care, and career for 13 years.
She described the conservatorship as “abusive,” while addressing the Los Angeles court by phone. The singer seemingly lent weight to the theories of the #FreeBritney movement in a 25-minute speech. She said she felt she had been forced to perform, was given no privacy, and was made to use birth control, take medication and attend therapy sessions against her will.
Britney Spears has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008. This is following a series of personal issues that played out publicly.
Posting on Instagram, Britney opened up about her regret that “pride” prevented her from revealing she was “going through hell.” She wrote,
“I just want to tell you guys a little secret. I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that’s what we all strive for!!!!”
Britney continued by talking about her mom,
‘That was one of my mother’s best traits … no matter how shitty a day was when I was younger … for the sake of me and my siblings she always pretended like everything was ok. I’m bringing this to people’s attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL.”
However, the pop icon said that pretending to be fine on social media has “actually helped.”
“If you have read anything about me in the news this week … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!! I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture their Instagram in a fun light!!!! Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped.”
The singer continued by sharing advice on how she used the platform to be okay and how to conquer difficulties.
“I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell … I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence … existence … and to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through and hey it worked … so I’ve decided to start reading more fairy tales!!!!!”
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During her court appearance, Britney said other people have controlled and exploited her throughout her life. She also emphasized how she wants and deserves changes going forward.
However, what’s funny is the response of Vivian Thoreen to her remarks. She is an attorney for Jamie Spears, saying,
“Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.”
A further court hearing is set for July 14.
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