Fans of Britney Spears are demanding an end to her conservatorship under the hashtag #FreeBritney which went viral on Monday
Following the shocking revelation that singer Kanye West plans to run for US presidency, social media users called out the unfair narrative being played out by the media, which they claim benefits Kanye – who like Britney, suffers from mental health issues.
Britney’s conservatorship – which prevents the pop star from accessing her own money as well as having any legal control over her estate – was recently extended after it’s initial placement in 2008 following a series of mental health breakdowns at the time.
Britney’s father Jamie was placed as her conservator, giving him authority as her legal guardian and control over her financial and personal assets. He recently stepped down in his capacity due to ‘health reasons’ handing over the role to her lawyer.
Through the years, things got messy when Britney’s dad accused her of having dementia, refusing treatment and allegedly forced her to check into a mental health facility
But fans are alleging there’s more to the story and are claiming that Britney is being “manipulated and controlled” through the court-approved document and that the singer is more than capable of making decisions concerning her own life.
They’ve started he #FreeBritney movement in the hopes of seeing her conservatorship come to an end, and have even gone as far as to start a petition on Change.org.
Take a look at what tweeps had to say about the whole scenario which received fresh interest this week…
Britney Spears goes through a mental health crisis publicly and she loses her rights. Kanye West goes through a mental health crisis publicly and he runs for president. #FreeBritney
— 🦋 Mona Lisa💎 (@britneyacademic) July 5, 2020
if kanye west can run for president, britney spears should be able to hire a lawyer for herself. #freebritney
— michael // #freebritney (@b4thegoodbye) July 5, 2020
Just a reminder that Britney Jean Spears is still under complete control by her father and still lacks the basic rights of a normal human being (she cannot vote, cannot marry, etc). She is being treated as less than human when murderers have more rights than her. #FreeBritney pic.twitter.com/OiSzDLbX2l
— yoimchris (@fromthatstate) July 7, 2020
“I want my life back, I want to be able to drive my car, I want to be able to live in my house by myself, I want to say who is going to be my security, I want to see who I want to see at any time and make it happen”
– Britney in a statement to attorney Jon Eardley #FREEBRITNEY pic.twitter.com/BnVUzyzUbb
— LaFaye Ashton (@FREEBRITNEYFAYE) July 6, 2020
On the flipside, Britney has been getting flack following what fans claim are a series of bizarre TikTok videos the singer shared in recent days
The singer was plagued by nasty comments on her TikTok account from users who are calling her ‘mentally unstable’.
I will never know peace until someone explains to me what’s going on in this Britney Spears tiktok pic.twitter.com/jwsThELlCZ
— tom haynes (@T_Haynesy) July 3, 2020
just went through britney spears’ tiktok pic.twitter.com/OyGZGlzdC4
— ? (@CHAEDELUXE) July 4, 2020
does anyone else follow britney spears on tiktok bexcuse she is 100% mentally unstable and that shit is absolutely terrifying and she needs help😂
— lauren (@laurenmarie3825) July 3, 2020
Has anyone been on Britney Spears Tiktok? I swear something ain’t right if u just look at the videos 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/C9FylbgrSy
— Sabrina🥰 (@that_account1) July 3, 2020
the comments on britney spears’s tiktok literally make me mad omg, can people not take everything seriously?? pic.twitter.com/SGKS2G2DWA
— #blacklivesmatter (@dollarstwhore) July 2, 2020
Some users have even gone to extreme lengths to lambaste the star, sharing wild conspiracy theories claiming Britney is actually a ‘clone’ or a ‘robot’!
i saw a tiktok of someone saying this britney spears isn’t the actual britney spears and now it’s all i can think about/ see… https://t.co/j1ZNJGLkel
— jacy. (@Jaacy_11) July 4, 2020
So… I don’t really delve into conspiracy theories, but I scrolled through the for you page on TikTok and saw Britney Spears latest post and I legit wonder if everything is okay with her…
— Jared Mecham (@jaredmecham) July 4, 2020
after heavily investigating britney spears tiktok account i think she might definitely be a robot or some other form of artificial intelligence, accepting differing claims below.
— kenzie (@kenzsimm) July 3, 2020
Looks like Britney can never win, one way or another!