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Sam Asghari Calls Out Netflix After 'Britney vs Spears' Trailer Arrives

Sam Asghari is letting his thoughts be known on Netflix's forthcoming Britney Spears documentary, Britney vs Spears. On Wednesday (Sept. 22), Asghari took to Instagram to comment on the newly released trailer's contents.

"I hope the profit from these docs go towards fighting against injustice #freebritney," Asghari wrote on Netflix's post sharing the teaser. Lady Gaga's manager, Bobby Campbell, also chimed in on the post with his own opinion about the upcoming documentary, which Asghari also responded to.

"How much money is being made by third parties from this documentary leveraging Britney's personal story and its value in the media?" Campbell wrote. "There needs to be transparency about how or whether the filmmakers are profiting from this doc, or if they are donating their fees to Britney's legal defense, or to legal defense funds to aide those who do not have the financial resources to fight against undue conservatorships. Even if it is in support of freeing Britney, this appears that it could be exploitative."

Asghari reacted to Campbell's comment with a "100" emoji.

Billboard has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Spears has yet to respond to the trailer, but after The New York Times released its Framing Britney Spears documentary, the singer told Instagram followers on March 30 that she was "embarrassed by the light they put me in," and that she "cried for two weeks" after watching a part of the documentary.

Netflix's official synopsis of the documentary reads, "The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship. Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom."

Britney vs Spears will share "years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews and new documents" with its viewers and reportedly plans to provide "a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status. It shows Britney’s life without utilizing the traumatic images that have previously defined her."

Britney vs Spears will arrive on Netflix on Sept. 28. Watch the trailer below, and see the Netflix Instagram post Asghari and Campbell responded to.