Yesterday, June 23, Britney Spears called for an end to what she described as brutal and cruel guardianship. Now the struggling pop star has made a statement addressing his fans apologizing for “pretending to be fine for the past two years” and considering what it means to have a “storytelling life. fairies”.
Spears has been quietly pushing for an end to guardianship since 2014, and her new Instagram post on June 24 is one of the few times she has addressed her case publicly. Next to a quote attributed to Albert Einstein, she reflected on her desire to display a happy face. “It was one of my mom’s best traits,” she wrote, “no matter how shitty a day was when I was younger… for the sake of me and my siblings , she always pretended that everything was fine. I bring this to people’s attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT DEFINITELY ISN’T AT ALL.
Spears added that she had played the part of a happy person “because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what had happened to me.” She continued, “Believe it or not, pretending I’m okay has actually helped.” Read his full statement below.
During her testimony yesterday, Spears spoke about being excluded from marriage and forced to continue using an IUD despite her desire to have more children. She also stated that she had been put on lithium against her will and stressed that “I really believe that this guardianship is abusive”. His words were greeted with a wave of support from fans and artists including Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Halsey and many more.