New York Daily News
BRIT SLAPS FILMS, SAYS SHE’S HAPPY
Talk about toxic. Britney Spears is speaking out against two recent documentaries about her life.
The pop star, whose past has been thrown into the spotlight — yet again — with the release of recent docs dissecting her personal and artistic life, said that those two films are doing the exact same thing they accuse the media of doing.
“Geez,” the “Toxic” singer wrote on Instagram Monday night to her more than 29 million followers, “2021 is definitely way better than 2020 but I never knew it was gonna be like THIS,” she wrote, adding three shockedface emojis.
“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 wrote.
The 39-year-old star has been subject to a court-appointed conservatorship since 2008 following a series of paparazzi-disseminated breakdowns.
Earlier this year,
Spears revealed that she had “cried for two weeks and well .... I still cry sometimes” after watching “Framing Britney Spears,” a documentary by The New York Times that began airing on Hulu earlier this year.
The film, directed by Samantha Stark, focused on the life of one the best-selling music artists of all time — who currently has no control over the money she earns as a performer.
Over the weekend, the BBC aired “The Battle for Britney,” a new documentary about her childhood, career and personal life, as well as the court battle between her and her father, Jamie Spears, over control of her $60 million estate.
“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,” she wrote on her Instagram message, “I’ve had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends ... I think the world is more interested in the negative.”
“Why highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago ???? I mean DAMN,” she continued in the post, also sharing an 84-second “video of me dancing.”