Britney Spears criticises documentaries about her

The Editors
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Photo credit: Image Group LA
Photo credit: Image Group LA

Britney Spears has spoken out once again about the multiple recent documentaries that have focused on her life. The singer described them as "hypocritical" and "negative" and questioned why the press is still so keen to document the most traumatic and painful aspects of her past.

In February, the New York Times' Framing Britney Spears documentary attracted a huge amount of attention after it exposed how the media hounded and harassed Spears in the earlier part of her career, leading up to her much-publicised breakdown in 2007. The documentary has raised awareness over the mistreatment of high-profile women in the press and issues surrounding her controversial conservatorship arrangements.

This weekend, the BBC released The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship, which looked at the complexities surrounding the conservatorship. Netflix is also said to be working on a documentary about the pop star.

"So many documentaries about me this year with other people's takes on my life ... what can I say … I’m deeply flattered !!!! These documentaries are so hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same thing," Spears wrote on Instagram.

"I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I've had some pretty tough times in my life ... I've had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends … I think the world is more interested in the negative."

She questioned: "Why highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago ????"

This is the second time that Spears has commented on the Framing Britney Spears documentary. In March, she said she "cried for two weeks" after watching it.

"I was embarrassed by the light they put me in," she wrote. "I cried for two weeks and well... I still cry sometimes."

Last week, Spears asked to personally address a Los Angeles court to talk about the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years. A judge scheduled a June date to hear from her.

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