When the phrase first entered the national lexicon, #FreeBritney referred to the push to liberate Britney Spears from her marriage to Kevin Federline.
These days, Britney and K-Fed’s marriage has been over for more than a decade, but the push to secure Spears’ independence is stronger than ever.
But these days, she’s battling against an opponent who far more formidable than some lanky backup dancer with aspirations to make it as a rapper.
The man holding Spears down these days is her own father, and his authority is backed by the law.
Britney is bound by the terms of a conservatorship, meaning a judge has determined that she’s incapable of making major decisions about her own life.
According to the court’s decision, the singer “cannot make key decisions, personal or financial, without the approval of her conservators: her father, Jamie Spears, and a lawyer, Andrew M. Wallet.”
The two men share their responsibilities with a Britney’s her care manager, a woman named Jodi Montgomery.
Together they preside over everything from Britney’s $60 million fortune to her child custody arrangement with her ex.
The arrangement has been in place since Spears suffered a meltdown amid intense career and personal pressure back in 2008.
She’s been struggling to free herself from the conservatorship ever since.
“I basically just want my life back…I want to be able to drive my car,” she told Rollinng Stone that same year.
“I want to be able to live in my house by myself. I want to be able to say who’s going to be my security guard.”
Needless to say, it’s not hard to see why many fans have gone so far as to say that Britney is being held captive.
And the events of the past few months have done little to put their minds at ease.
The trouble began back in April when Britney accidentally burned down her home gym.
Fans began paying closer attention to Spears’ Instagram page looking for signs of distress.
And many were upset with what they found.
Spears appeared discombobulated in many of her videos, and there was a disturbingly repetitive quality to her posts.
In her photos, she was almost always posed in a similar fashion — standing in front of a plain white wall, smiling awkwardly, and dressed in a sort of childlike way that fans had never seen before.
That’s when the prompts began.
Commenters encouraged Spears to wear yellow and do a twirl in her next …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip