| 5 December 2023, Tuesday |

Britney Spears labels documentaries about her life ‘so hypocritical’

Britney Spears has labelled the spate of documentaries that have been green-lit to tell her story “so hypocritical”.

In an Instagram post on Monday, the singer posted a series of clips that show her dancing at home, with a lengthy caption about the documentaries.

“So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life … what can I say … I’m deeply flattered,” Spears, 39, wrote. “These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticise the media and then do the same thing.”

The singer has been under a legal conservatorship for 12 years, which means she has a court-appointed guardian who controls many aspects of her life, including her finances. The conservatorship was put in place following the star’s public breakdown in 2007.

Last year, Spears petitioned to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from the agreement, with her attorney saying she was “afraid” of him.

In February, The New York Times   presented its Framing Britney Spears documentary. Following the release, the singer said that she watched part of the documentary and cried for teo weeks as a result.

“But from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and, well, I still cry sometimes,” the Oops … I Did it Again singer wrote late on Instagram in March.

Since the release of Framing Britney Spears, a number of similar projects have been commissioned, including one by the BBC and a reported project by Netflix.

The creators behind Framing Britney Spears have also suggested that a follow-up to their 75-minute one- off documentary is in the works.