Popstar Britney Spears on Tuesday slammed recent documentaries about her, calling them “hypocritical.”
Walt Disney’s FX Network and The New York Times released “Framing Britney Spears” in February, examining the singer’s meteoric rise in the late 1990s and breakdown under intense media scrutiny.
The BBC released “The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship” in Britain this month.
Both documentaries cover her ongoing court battle seeking to replace her father as her conservator. He was appointed to the role in 2008 after she was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. Without mentioning either documentary, Spears wrote on Instagram Tuesday that “so many documentaries about me this year” had “other people’s takes on my life.”
Spears called the films “hypocritical” for rehashing her personal problems, adding that “they criticize the media and then do the same thing.”
The BBC said in a statement on Tuesday that its documentary on Spears “explores the complexities surrounding conservatorship with care and sensitivity,” adding that “It does not take sides and features a wide range of contributors.”
A New York Times spokesperson declined to comment.
Spears’ fans have shown their support on social media under the hashtags #WeareSorryBritney and #FreeBritney.
“Something that really moved me so much was to see the #WeAreSorryBritney hashtag trending on Twitter […] beyond anything I could have imagined.” – @starksamantha on the reactions to #FramingBritneySpears. pic.twitter.com/n0WrNq5cxK
— FX Documentaries (@FXDocs) March 4, 2021
She is scheduled to speak about her conservatorship to a Los Angeles court in June