“Framing Britney Spears”: An expository documentary about pop-star Britney Spears.

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Carolyn Malman, Co-Editor of Arts and Entertainment

By Carolyn Malman

 

On February 5th, a documentary from The New York Times was released on Hulu outlining the injustices Britney Spears faced that led to her life being controlled by her repressive father Jaime Spears. According to Dictionary.com, a conservatorship is a lawful agreement where one person has complete control over another person’s finances and life in general. It is typically used for adults who cannot mentally handle their own affairs. After Spears incident in 2007, Jaime Spears(her father) was given the conservatorship over Britney Spears life. He has maintained the conservatorship to this day, and Spears supporters are demanding her freedom. Research has found that Spears does not in fact want or need a conservatorship, and she should be able to manage her own affairs. With this knowledge, protestors were recently seen outside of a Los Angeles court house protesting for the end of Jaime Spears conservatorship over Britney Spears after nearly fourteen years after the crisis of 2007.

After Spears incident in 2007, Jaime Spears(her father) was given the conservatorship over Britney Spears life. He has maintained the conservatorship to this day, and Spears supporters are demanding her freedom.”

In response to this documentary, media reporters and supporters worldwide were offering their apologies to Britney Spears. On The New York Times Instagram, it outlines multiple reporters who have publicly apologized to Spears for their cruel words. For example, comedian Sarah Silverson states “Britney, I am so sorry. I feel terribly if I hurt you,”. This documentary has the world buzzing as people begin to question their interpretation of Spears situation. An extreme sense of empathy and compassion has emerged from the media for female artists like Spears who have been objectified and exploited by the media in the past. The media is calling for apologies for artists like Taylor Swift, Amanda Bynes, Megan Fox, and many others. After years of masking the drama surrounding Britney Spears, this documentary has resurrected injustices that Spears faced throughout her career which led to the loss of her basic rights as a human being. Subscribers to Hulu can watch this documentary under the series “The New York Times Presents”.