Celebrities from Mariah Carey to Justin Timberlake are sending their support to Britney Spears and #FreeBritney movement
This week, Britney Spears made a rare court appearance where she gave a horrifying and heartbreaking statement detailing the abuse she’s suffered under her controversial, 13-year conservatorship. Spears has asked for her conservatorship to finally end. And with her testimony came a new wave of support for the pop star from fans who read, listened, and watched in horror as she finally opened up about what it’s been like to live under a court-order that gives her father control of her life and finances. Amid the social media support was plenty from celebrities, who posted their own well-wishes and love for Britney.
There were plenty who showed their solidarity by simply sharing the #FreeBirtney hashtag, which has become a rallying cry for a growing movement of concerned fans who have been calling for a deeper look into Spears’ unique legal situation.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 23, 2021
— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) June 23, 2021
— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) February 7, 2021
No words. #FreeBritney
— Vera Wang (@VeraWang) June 23, 2021
FREE BRITNEY!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/oDhGotrR9D
— ziwe (@ziwe) June 23, 2021
But many stars shared deeper, more personal messages about their love of Spears, or friendship they’ve formed with her over the years of being in the same spotlight. Mariah Carey, another queen of pop music, sent her love and support.
We love you Britney!!! Stay strong ❤️❤️❤️
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 23, 2021
So did Jameela Jamil, who made a reference to mentions of Spears in The Good Place.
And Rosie O’Donnell, who had Spears on her talk show as a frequent guest, shared clips of interviews the pop star has given over the years, pointedly writing, “Listen to the woman.”
— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 24, 2021
Many other celebs wrote heartfelt messages to show their support for Spears, whose music has been a major joy in all our lives.
Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans ♥️
— b r a n d y (@4everBrandy) June 23, 2021
We love you SO MUCH @britneyspears ❤️
— TINASHE ³³³ (@Tinashe) June 23, 2021
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his) (@jessetyler) June 23, 2021
Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause shared a video of Spears’ supporters outside the courthouse, making sure the singer knew she wasn’t alone in there.
Still more celebs reacted to what they were hearing as Spears gave her testimony. Her statements about being forced to keep an IUD inserted so she couldn’t get pregnant were especially horrifying to people listening all over the world, including celebrities.
Oldest trick in the playbook of the patriarchy: declare a woman mad and gain control of her assets/property. Been happening for centuries https://t.co/fTAs75UQQ3
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) June 23, 2021
Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.
— h (@halsey) June 23, 2021
Additionally, fuck anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person’s reproductive health. #FreeBritney
— h (@halsey) June 23, 2021
That included Spears’ ex, Justin Timberlake.
After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time.
Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right.
No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 24, 2021
And Keke Palmer, who reacted to Spears’ statement with the same joy (and derision for her conservators) we all felt at witnessing the singer finding her power.
Got y’all asses!! ITS OVER #FreeBritney crazy mfs
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) June 24, 2021
The law says that a court can order the end of Spears’ conservatorship if it finds it’s no longer needed. It’s pretty clear from Spears’ statement that this conservatorship is not needed (and it never was). We can only hope the legal system finally works the way it’s supposed to and Britney finds the peace, happiness, and freedom she deserves.