Digital marketing company Crowd Surf’s cofounder Cassie Petrey denied speculation that Spears’ social media accounts are under strict control in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday (Feb. 2).
She started off by saying that she “absolutely adore[s] the Britney Spears fan base,” and knows “everything they do and say is because they truly love her.”
“Which is why it’s been easy for me to overlook some of the nasty comments that have been thrown my way over the years – because I know deep down it’s all out of love for one of the greatest pop stars of all time,” she continued, before touching on the “inaccurate theories out there about how Britney Spears’ social media operates.”
“Britney creates her own posts and writes her own captions for Instagram. She finds the google images, pinterest images, quotes, memes, and everything else herself,” Petrey wrote. “Nobody is suggesting any of that stuff to her.”
Petrey went on to note that Spears edits her own videos, or gives “specific instructions” to her team for how a clip should be edited before deciding “if she wants to post it or not.”
“Britney is not ‘asking for help’ or leaving secret messages in her social media,” the statement continued. “She is literally just living her life and trying to have fun on Instagram.”
Petrey denied that she was hired by Lou Taylor, Spears’ business manager. “This is another example of assumptions being made rather than understanding true facts.”
She also denied involvement with Spears posting about repealing New York law 50-A at the same time Crowd Surf did, and joining the star and her boyfriend Sam Asghari on vacation in Hawaii.
“Britney was told about ‘Repeal 50-A’ and she decided she wanted to post it. Nobody forced her to push any narrative she didn’t want to. Again, more assumptions with zero facts,” Petrey wrote. “I have never been to Hawaii with Britney Spears, and didn’t take any of the photos on her trips. I have my own life, and I’m perfectly capable of having a vacation without a client. Britney has never paid for me to go on any vacation with her.”
To conclude her statement, Petrey encouraged fans to “just be nice.”
“That’s all she really wants,” she wrote. “Don’t bully her. She doesn’t deserve it. She’s having fun creating posts and sharing images that she likes. That’s it. There’s not some secret agenda to it. She’s just having a good time, and I hope this helps people see it for what it actually is.”
See the full statement here.