Britney Spears has been in the spotlight again in recent days. With the hashtag #FreeBritney, fans are calling for the release of Britney. The singers are still under supervision after her famous breakdown in 2007.
Chances are you’ve seen the hashtag #FreeBritney passing in recent days. But chances are you don’t know what this is about and what Britney Spears needs to be freed from. This is why.
When you think of Britney Spears you first think of her monster hits like Oops I Did It Again, Crazy and Hit Me Baby One More Time. But secondly, you probably think of the well-known breakdown.
In 2007, Britney was all too much. She shaved her head and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella. The images went around the world and Britney also went on recording.
There it was then decided to place Britney under conservatorship. This means that it was judged that the singer was not able to make decisions about her life herself and that therefore a curator had to be appointed to arrange all that for her. In Britney’s case, her father and a judge. As a result, Britney herself no longer had control over her life and her accumulated fortune of several tens of millions.
The decision was made in 2008, but now, twelve years later, it has been decided that this curatorship should be extended. Britney is now 38 years old and according to her fans she is healthy enough to take charge of her own life. That’s why the Britney now want to “liberate” and tweet with the hashtag #FreeBritney.
Under that hashtag, they request Britney’s “release”, but also call for Kanye West to be placed under conservatorship. He recently announced that he will be running for the presidency of the United States. According to many, that is a signal that the rapper needs help.
Britney fans have also launched a petition asking Britney to have access to a lawyer of her own to ensure that Britney regains control of her life. The petition has already collected over 60,000 signatures. “Since 2008, Britney Spears has been a curator, giving her curator (Jamie Spears) full control over her life, body and finances,” the page read.
“Normally, conservatorship is only used for people who are seriously mentally ill, or people who are in a coma. After going on four world tours, with dangerous stunts, we can say that she is healthy enough to dress and feed herself. Because of this conservatorship, Britney cannot fight for her freedom because she cannot hire her own lawyer. We need this petition so Britney can hire a lawyer herself and live a normal life as a 38-year-old woman with two children. ”