After the latest setback in Britney Spears’ explosive conservation battle, the #FreeBritney movement has turned into a true crusade.
With legions of supporters appearing to be growing by the second, the movement is not afraid to stick together with a justice system they deem to be bad. Their staunch support for Spears has remained steadfast as she remains trapped in a 13-year legal arrangement that has given her father, Jamie Spears, complete control of her life.
In a 20-minute statement provided by Spears at the end of June to an estates judge in Los Angeles, the pop icon harangued the guardianship, saying she wanted to sue her family after being “abused” by a therapist, between other shocking allegations. Despite his pleas for help, the court ultimately rejected his request to dismiss his father as a conservative.
As maniacal fan videos and memes with “toxic” puns take over social media, it’s clear that what started as a widely held conspiracy theory has now grown into a cultural juggernaut with credibility. undeniable. Ergo, the Spears case rocked the pop culture landscape and sparked reactions from around the world, including many in the dance music community.
Revered music technology journalist and DJ Dani Deahl lamented the tutelage for supporting “the ever-powerful stereotype of women and hysteria.”
Electronic music vet Anna Lunoe has vilified guardianship directors for apparently forbidding Spears to remove an IUD after expressing her desire for another baby.
Renowned dance music singer-songwriter VASSY weighed in on the situation through the prism of the irony of Bill Cosby’s astonishing release from prison, which took place the very day Spears lost his last call. The disgraced actor, who had faced a litany of sexual assault allegations, had his conviction overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Even Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Tesla and former electronic music producer, intervened with one of his succinct signature tweets in favor of Spears.
An Instagram post from dance music legend TiÃ«sto was greeted with a plethora of comments from a number of major EDM artists in favor of Spears, such as NERVO and Nicky Romero, among others.
Many other artists, such as Alison Wonderland, Diplo and RAYE, have shared posts on social media in defense of the struggling pop star, who has described herself as “traumatized” by the “abusive” tutelage.
For more on Spears’ battle for conservation, read the bombshell briefing posted by The New Yorker.