Britney Spears responds to documentary: "I cried for two weeks"

Ella Alexander
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Photo credit: VALERIE MACON
Photo credit: VALERIE MACON

Britney Spears has said that she "cried for two weeks" after watching the New York Times' widely-discussed documentary about her life. Framing Britney Spears looks at the star's rise to fame, the intense tabloid scrutiny that she faced and how media mistreatment contributed to her 2007 breakdown. It also explores the controversial conservatorship that was later given to her father in 2008.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Spears said that she didn't watch the documentary in full but what she did see she found distressing. "I was embarrassed by the light they put me in," she wrote. "I cried for two weeks and well... I still cry sometimes."

The documentary has led to a wider discussion about the way in which young famous women are hunted and hounded by the press. Spears' statement came accompanied by a video of her dancing to Aerosmith's Crazy.

“I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people !!! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged... insulted... and embarrassed by the media... and I still am till this day !!!!”

She continued: “As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!!”

Less than a week ago, it emerged that Spears had petitioned for her father to be permanently removed from overseeing her personal affairs as part of the conservatorship. This would mean he would still be in control of her finances.

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