The rise of the digital age has once and for all impacted the way people relate to each other, and this change has also extended to fans who were previously able to follow the lives of their idols only through magazines and television, but who currently achieve a truly closer contact, seeing the full day to day of these celebrities. However, publications by a specific artist have caused concern and raised conspiracies. This is Britney Spears, considered by many as the princess of pop.
If you don’t follow Britney Spears’ personal life very much, you may need a good context before you understand the concerns of fans amid the singer’s publications. So here we go: remember in 2007, the legendary year in which the singer went through many things, including separation from her marriage to rapper Kevin Federline and legal fights over custody of her children? The year was so impactful for the singer’s mental health that it left her really unstable: she even shaved her hair and got involved in controversies when she attacked paparazzi, for example.
In 2008, Britney was hospitalized against her will in a psychiatric clinic, in another moment that remained for her story: the images of her being taken by the ambulance and the paparazzi surrounding the ambulance are still frightening. At that time, Britney’s father, James Spears, started provisional custody. This means that, over the course of a year, he would be responsible for taking care of the singer, managing her life and her money. The fans saw it as a good thing: finally she would be in the care of someone who simply wanted her well.
However, until then, this custody has not been reviewed. In other words: Britney has been regarded by American law for 12 years as unable to take care of her own life. She cannot be alone, she cannot drive and all her money is managed by James. Until mid-2019, that guardianship over the singer was shared with James’s lawyer, Andrew Wallet, until he resigned.
It was at this time that the #FreeBritney movement was officially created, when a voice message from a source who claims to have worked with guardians was made public. According to that person, Britney is being controlled by James. “What’s going on is disturbing, to say the least. Basically, Britney was rehearsing for the Las Vegas residency, Domination. James found out that she wasn’t taking her prescribed medication and said, ‘Either you take it or you won’t have a show. Britney didn’t follow what James said, so he canceled the show. He even said that Britney didn’t go into the mental health clinic willingly. “
In 2019, some documents were leaked that showed that Britney’s father, when signing this custody, claimed that she had dementia. Since last year until now, she has been struggling to end this custody. In July of this year, during an interview with E !, the singer even pointed out: “It is very frustrating. Whether in a peaceful or violent way, having someone constantly saying what you have to do is frustrating”. This story of her guardianship with her father has still yielded mango cloth, and it is not resolved. A new hearing has been scheduled to decide whether the guardianship will be extended.
Instagram: a call for help?
The singer’s Instagram, which has more than 26 million followers, has been drawing attention mainly for the large number of photos apparently taken on the same day, with Britney having the same hairstyle and white top. On the face, the serious, dejected expression that makes one wonder if something is wrong; if the singer is really okay. This has generated comments like: “all the photos were taken on the same day, something is happening to her” or “Britney, make a live video to show that you are fine”.
Fans believe that her father is taking advantage of her wealth and assets, and is purposely keeping her locked up in her home for her own monetary gain.
The increasingly intriguing posts by the singer in question have strengthened a movement that is already a little old: #FreeBritney. We will address this issue soon. For now, focus on Instagram: conspiracies about Britney’s conditions increased when a fan asked in the comments that if she needed help, she would post in yellow clothes. Coincidence or not, shortly after, the artist did so: she shared videos and photos wearing a yellow top.
This was not the only time that, coincidentally or not, Britney ended up posting exactly what one of her followers suggested if she was looking for help. In one of their publications, they asked the singer to publish content that had to do with doves. Later, she used her Instagram to share a painting with several birds flying.
Asked about so many publications wearing the same clothes, the same hairstyle, being in the same scenario, Britney used Instagram to say that it was a project, entitled Rose. Fans who follow her on Instagram believe she is sending signals and hidden messages in her posts, many of which include images of flowers, especially roses.
Britney Spears talks about “Project Rose” in a new story on her Instagram. pic.twitter.com/4ZJdwnMQ1w
– Britney Fan (@BritneyHiatus) September 8, 2020
“Many people have said that many of my posts are not new, but just to let you know, none of my photos or posts are more than a month old. Yes, I know, I used the same top 17 times, but it is for a project , the Rose Project. And you will see much more of the Rose Project in the future, “said the artist in an Instagram story. However, some fans are now concerned that Britney was forced to say so. “I think they made her do this video to let us know that they are going to post those same pictures again, probably to make us think that this is normal while Britney is really stuck in that place,” one of the followers said.
Help on social networks
Perhaps a case very similar to this one comes to mind, in which netizens raised conspiracy theories around phrases, messages and even videos. This is youtuber Marina Joyce. In 2016, the British was the central figure in a campaign that saw Twitter mobilize against an alleged abuse and private prison that would have been carried out by her boyfriend. The publications of the time signaled a risky behavior, with the girl being more shy and with visible marks on her body, with assumptions that they were bruises.
Ultimately, the local police got involved in the case and, opening an investigation, visited the home of Marina and her boyfriend, reporting that they found no irregularities at the location. To this day, it is not known exactly what happened at that time.
Another recent case was the #SalveBelParaMeninas movement, in which a theory began that youtuber Bel’s mother, Francinete Peres, was forcing her daughter to record videos that made her uncomfortable, signaling a case of child abuse. The channel even took the videos, but they are already on the air again. The case even involved a Guardianship Council.
This only shows the rise of social networks and the impact they can have on people’s personal lives. For now, there is no certainty about the theories raised by Britney fans, so the way is to stay tuned and wait.
Since the troubled year of 2007, Britney has not been in control of her life, being under the tutelage of her father, James. The singer’s posts on the social network have raised concern on the part of fans, with the right to many theories about what may be happening to her