"We are there for you" or "Together we can do it": Such comments are currently abundant in Instagram posts by Britney Spears. Her fans want to show that they are there for their idol. Over 25 million people follow the former pop princess on the photo platform. And many of them are worried. They suspect hidden cries for help in their pictures and believe that she will suffer from her guardianship and will be exploited by her father, among others.
Since 2008, her father Jamie Spears has been responsible for her well-being and wealth. Because of his health problems, Britney Spears has been under the tutelage of caretaker Jodi Montgomery since last year – until at least the end of August this year. In May, it was said to have been extended by two months.
Therefore, her followers have revived the hashtag #FreeBritney, which was already active in 2009, with which they express their support – and want to draw attention to the suppression of the singer. In keeping with the hashtag, the fans of the 38-year-olds have also created a website that contains specific instructions on how to help Britney Spears.
Fans show Britney Spears their support
It says: "For twelve years, Britney Spears have been fundamental human rights under one guardianship denied, which is actually reserved for disabled people. Take the following actions to bring about changes to Britney and others affected by abuse from such guardianship. "
The actions are as follows: Fans should sign various petitions, including one to grant Britney Spears the right to choose a lawyer they choose. In addition, as a fan you should watch the documentary "The Guardians" to better understand what is going on. It also makes sense not to support the Britney Spears brand and to stop buying or streaming songs, as the money will inevitably flow to their guardian, the website initiator said.
Other suggestions to help the 38-year-old: Followers should target the regulators to re-examine Britney Spears' guardianship and diligently post "the truth" on social media under the hashtag #FreeBritney, namely, Britney Spears is now so firm that she can decide about herself again.
Lynne Spears also intervenes
In fact, there is apparently a court hearing on July 22 at which Britney Spears is supposed to be on site herself so that her situation can be reassessed. The mother of the 38 year old, Lynne Spears, also strives for guardianship so that her daughter no longer has to be under the influence of her father. The fans of the singer also want to show their support for the court hearing: in a so-called "# FreeBritney rally" they want to get together during the hearing in downtown Los Angeles and show that they are there for their idol.
In 2019, there was a similar campaign: After being admitted to a psychiatric clinic, which many considered to be not voluntary, # FreeBritney activists gathered in front of West Hollywood City Hall to hold up signs and wanted to publicly draw attention to the fact that Britney Spears is suffering from her guardianship. It is not yet clear whether anything will change in Britney Spears' guardianship in the near future. But one thing is certain: the singer can continue to count on the support of her fans.