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Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith & More Send Love to Britney Spears After Harrowing New Documentary

"Never has one person been so used and abandoned by every facet around her," Musgraves says after watching "Framing Britney Spears."

Artists from Kacey Musgraves to Hayley Williams have been encouraging their fans to watch The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, a just-released FX documentary about the pop superstar's controversial conservatorship.

Britney Spears entered into a conservatorship in 2008 after suffering a public breakdown in 2007, which gave her father, Jamie Spears, full control over his daughter's financial and personal affairs. The California Courts define a conservatorship as a judge appointing "a responsible person or organization (called the 'conservator') to care for another adult (called the 'conservatee') who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances." Framing Britney Spears, which aired Friday on FX and Hulu, pulls back the curtain on the pop star's latest legal battles while shining a light on the #FreeBritney movement -- which has gained some A-list supporters after the doc's premiere.

Musgraves shared NYT's Instagram post on her IG Story and encouraged her 2 million followers to watch Framing Britney Spears. "Never has one person been so used and abandoned by every facet around her," the Golden Hour singer wrote. "My heart goes out to her. She has always been such an inspiration to me my whole kid/teen life. Wish she could get a re-do."

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams spoke about how the lens Spears was scrutinized under by paparazzi, according to the celebrity media culture of the early aughts, contributed to today's "mental health awareness conversation" in society. But after a Twitter user refuted her comment, the singer stood by it and spoke from her own experience.

"The Framing Britney Spears doc holy f---," the Paramore singer wrote on Twitter. "No artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her. The mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid."

Williams continued, "I'll say this- as an artist, my very personal experience with misogynistic journalists/media is that over the last 15 years, it's improved. maybe bc there is a diff kind of accountability with cancel culture? but you're right... misogyny hasn't disappeared. it's shape-shifted."

See all the reactions from celebrities to the Framing Britney Spears doc -- including Vanessa Carlton, Sam Smith, Hayley Kiyoko and Liz Phair -- below, and stream the film here on Hulu.