'Framing Britney Spears' is a documentary produced by New York Times and will show the harsh treatment meted out to her by the media.
Britney Spears has finally opened up about her documentary, saying she was embarrassed by how she was portrayed in it and cried for two weeks straight. The singer has been in the spotlight over the past few months, as stories of how she was badly treated by the media circulated the internet. The singer said she hadn't seen Framing Britney Spears in full but saw parts of it. “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it, I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” wrote the pop star wrote in an Instagram post. “I cried for two weeks and well...I still cry sometimes,” added Spears.
The documentary produced by The New York Times will highlight the hostile treatment meted out to the star by the media. The documentary comes at a time when there is an ongoing battle for the control of her estate and her father’s conservatorship over her personal affairs. "My life has always been very speculated... watched... and judged really my whole life!!!" wrote Spears. "I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people!!! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I've always been so judged... insulted... and embarrassed by the media! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people!!! I'm not here to be perfect ... perfect is boring ... I'm here to pass on kindness," she concluded. The singer is seen dancing to Aerosmith’s 1994 hit Crazy in the post. “For my sanity, I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life ... to feel wild and human and alive,” she wrote.
Recently, Spears' father lost a bid to retain control of delegating her investments, reported NBC News. Spears’ battle to remove her father’s conservatorship continues. Last year, Spears has announced she wasn't going to perform again until her father has relinquished control of her career. James Spears became her co-conservator in 2008 after the singer suffered a public breakdown in 2007. After attorney Andrew Wallet resigned from his co-conservatorship, her father became the sole conservator. The singer is afraid of her father and won't perform until her father is removed as the sole conservator, said her attorney in November 2020. "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career," the singer's attorney Samuel D Ingham III told the judge, reported The Guardian.
Conservatorship is usually done in cases where an individual is deemed to not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. Spears had mental health issues in 2008 which brought her estate under conservatorship. While these measures are usually temporary, Spears' estate has remained under conservatorship for longer than expected. Her attorney referred to the singer as a “high-functioning conservatee” and said she at least deserves a notice of the actions taken by her father. James has declined to provide information on the actions taken by him. His attorneys said in court filings that his “sole motivation has been his unconditional love for his daughter and a fierce desire to protect her from those trying to take advantage of her.”
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