In recent years, the #FreeBritney movement has resurfaced the internet, with concerned fans speculating about Britney's safety. Female disruptors, from an everyday TikTok user to Madonna, are heading the Britney Movement.
On June 22, 2021, Britney found her voice after a decade of staying silent when she publicly asked the court to put an end to her abusive conservatorship.
The “leave Britney alone” video went viral around the same time the infamous head-shaving went down.
Today, internet celebrity Chris Crocker weighs in saying that he’s happy that Britney is finally able to use her voice. "I feel like today is about Britney being able to be heard and what she wants to say and her getting her freedom and her happiness back," Crocker said in a TikTok video.
Britney is committed to two psychiatric hospitals and several rehab centers. These instances led to the conservatorship decision. At this point, Britney was 27 years old with two children and a net worth of about $42 million.
The courts decided to extend Britney’s conservatorship for 4 more months, or until the end of the year. But this agreement was voided when two months before 2009, the courts extended the conservatorship indefinitely.
For the first time since its enactment, Britney publicly addressed the conservatorship on the Jonathan Ross Show. She explained how she felt that many decisions were made for her and she wanted her ninth studio album, Glory, to be all hers.
Britney takes a break from performing when her father Jamie Spears becomes ill. This decision, along with many others, makes one wonder whether she was forced by her father to take a hiatus because, for the first time since 2008, he was incapable of controlling her every move.
Britney checks into a mental health treatment center, which at first appears to be a coping mechanism to deal with her father’s illness. Was this a cry for help? When we fast forward to Sept. 2020, Britney acknowledges the #FreeBritney movement with love and appreciation.
In Nov. 2020, Britney explains to the courts that she is afraid of her father and will not resume her career until he no longer controls it.
The pleads continue. Britney uses her voice asking for her father to no longer be her conservator.
“I want my life back.” --Britney Spears
The Power of Female Disruption: Some Celebrities Who Support the #FreeBritney Movement
The years of staying quiet are over for Britney Spears as she finally challenges the system that failed her for so many years. In this constantly growing age of innovation and digital, all of us have the ability to be journalists and control the narrative.
The hashtag #FreeBritney has 1.7 billion views on TikTok and 481K posts on Instagram. People are talking and the world is listening. To join the conversation and start disrupting, visit https://www.freebritney.army/.