In a new Instagram post, Britney Spears addresses Framing Britney Spears, the buzzy documentary about her time in the spotlight, saying she “didn’t watch” the New York Times doc but that she was “embarrassed by the light they put me in.”
This is the first time Spears has directly addressed the doc, which debuted last month on FX and Hulu and brought negative attention to the conservatorship she’s been under since she was involuntarily committed to the hospital more than a decade ago.
“I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” Spears wrote Tuesday (March 30) on Instagram. “I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!! I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness !!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness !!!!”
Her new message was posted alongside a video of Spears dancing to Aerosmith’s 1994 hit “Crazy.” “My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!! For my sanity I need to dance to [Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler] every night of my life to feel wild and human and alive !!!”
Also in her caption, Spears opened up about how damaging it can be to live your life in the spotlight. “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 wrote alongside three thumbs-down emojis. “As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!!”
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