Do You Think Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Should End?

Since the conservatorship was granted in 2008, Britney’s life improved immensely, which was demonstrated in The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney”. The controversial film has become a major reference point for the #freebritney movement at large, coalescing all of their arguments and evidence into an impressive project that features interviews from fans, friends, relatives, ex-employees, and legal experts, most of whom are rooting from Britney to be freed from these dehumanizing legal restraints.

Considering that in the aftermath of her breakdown while under her father’s control she seemed to regain her image and began making music and performing again (becoming as successful as ever) it becomes difficult to argue that the conservatorship was harmful.

From the court’s perspective, you have a deeply damaged young woman unraveling at the seams in public and endangering her kids, who is now suddenly whole again following her dad’s influence in her life. It’s no surprise why they refused to release her from the conservatorship for so long. For all intents and purposes, it was working and doing exactly what it was designed to do. That being: help an incapacitated person be the best version of themselves, and protect them from negative external coercion.

However, just because things seemed to be working in the beginning, doesn’t mean it remained that way. This conservatorship has been going on for 13 years now, and there are bound to have been some unwanted changes. Over time a lot of the figures and operations surrounding Britney’s conservatorship began to look questionable to her supporters. Namely that she was being forced to work and make millions of dollars that she was factually not in control of. It is even speculated that her visitation rights with her children have often been contingent on her willingness to perform and make money for her father.


Fans thought they figured it all out once they began spotting what many believe to be subminimal cries for help in some of her incredibly bizarre IG posts. I personally feel that while she may be calling for help in some of these, a lot of these posts only serve to convince me that Britney Spears is a very mentally ill woman, and this fact should not be taken for granted in pursuit of protecting her from her allegedly abusive father. I think there is a middle ground to be gained here, one in which her father is taken off the conservatorship, but that she still has some form of guardian she trusts who looks after her life and her estate. Otherwise it’s likely she will be led astray by nefarious people and crash all over again.

I haven’t watched this video, but I do know it contains all of Britney’s strange IG videos.

Cut to 2020, when in a court hearing regarding her conservatorship, the popstar was finally able to speak out for herself, knowing she had an army of supporters behind her, both fans and fellow celebs.


I believe there are two issues at play here. 1) The damaging effects of childhood stardom. 2) Greedy people who wanted to take advantage of a mentally ill and super wealthy pop star.

Regarding the first, we are all too familiar with the damaging affects stardom can have on a young and developing mind, which is demonstrated when we look at figures who haven risen and fallen (and some risen again) right before our very eyes. Zayn and Liam from One Direction, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Shia Labeouf, Lindsey Lohan, Amada Bynes; the list goes on. Britney Spears is no exception to this troubling effect.

I can’t begin to imagine what it must’ve been like to move to NYC as a teenager with a chaperone because my parents stayed behind in Louisiana to care for my younger sister. And from that day on I am forced to become a child star, made to grind everyday like a workhorse. All while dealing with the hormonal ups and downs of adolescence, self-esteem issues, body image issues, and homesickness.

Then once you make it big, there’s only more work and you lose even more autonomy because now you are rich and have tons of social and work-driven obligations. The toll these things would take on one’s mental health is immeasurable, and I doubt any of us could have handled it any better than Britney did.

This song hits so differently now. Omg

So, my final questions are: What do you think of all of this? Should Britney’s conservatorship be ended entirely? Should she still have some form of a guardian over her life and finances? Do you believe her father is abusive? And lastly, do you trust her new partner Sam Asghari who she intends to marry?

They’ve been dating for about four years.

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Anonymous
2 months ago

I really didn’t know what was going on with Britney then I watched that documentary about her on Hulu and omg. People have been feeding off her fame for years including Justin Timberlake, sad. He even apologized to her cause he knows he looked like a complete asshole. I think she needs a brand new judge that has no prejudices to look over everything and make the final say. But I also think she does deserve to have a right to have more say what she wants with her life. So she said that her dad was the one told her she was doing that Las Vegas residency. But she said she was the one teaching her dancers all the choreography. To work all those hours and put on a show every night and then not have any control over the money that comes in. I would be fed up too. She was also supposed to announce a second residency and she just walked off the stage without saying anything. I don’t blame her. I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors but apparently her dad was never around for her but I don’t know. She doesn’t want him if she has to be on a conservatership than hopefully they will find someone who will look out for her best interests and make her happy.

R T
R T
2 months ago

I study law and conservatorships were initially created for people with disabilities and brain damage. The court has the responsibility to appoint a conservator based off of that persons love and genuine care they feel over the conservatee. It should be a trusted family relative or guardian who has the conservatee’s best wishes in mind when making decisions. It is common that people with Alzheimer’s, or some debilitating disability be placed under the conservatorship.
This is why Britney has a unique case. She was deemed mentally incapacitated which is why she was placed under conservatorship. Yet she continues to perform and speak her mind rather eloquently for someone who is “incapacitated.”
I think the courts hesitation lies in precedent. Britney’s case will set precedent for all other cases dealing with individuals labeled mentally incapacitated. Someone who is not mentally able to make decisions for themselves or others. It’s a broad term that arguably, Britney doesn’t fall under. She is unstable but not incapacitated. The issue lies in the court having to change that narrative to protect those who are actually incapacitated and do need the conservatorship.

Denni
Denni
2 months ago

The people in this world have become so inundated with self, with greed, with corruption, hypocrisy, ect. It is such a great feat to find individuals who genuinly care about another’s welfare and general wellbeing. Self is continuously glorified and looked out for. That is to say, that while I quite clearly understand the reasons for the need of a conservatorship in the beginning, it has glaringly been 13 years of a human beings life and i am certain she’s had mych help and progress. No human being should be subjected to that sort of slavery after thirteen years. Could it be that her ongoing shady behavior is brought on by the simple depressing thought of knowing that your entire life and hard earned money is being solely controlled by others. That alone would drive anyone who has had to face what she has, completely mad. As for the man, 🙄I might be speaking from personal experience but I somehow have a hunch.

R T
R T
2 months ago

Britney is 38 now. Its gone on too long, she’s a grown woman. Sure she may fall down a bad path again, but let her make that fall and/or rise on her own. Her life is her own and I think even if there are people in her life who care and think she needs the conservatorship to get better, she should be able to decide for herself if she gets help or not.
It’s like when someone you love is in a toxic relationship and you just want to force them out of it to save them and make them see how bad it is but can’t do that bc they have to make that choice on their own. There’s only so much you can do to try and help a person but ultimately the decision is theirs and rightly so. No one should have control over another grown adults life.
Going forward I think that maybe Britney just needs a close personal manager that is of her own choice that she loves and trusts to help guide her but also not control her.

And I do not trust the bf. The fact alone that he has a good relationship with her father is enough reason for red flags.

blue
blue
2 months ago

Her father seems so abusive, ready to milk the shit out of her and so all her fam, i saw someone before made the point of britney talking about how badly her dad and her family used her and treated her so badly and how Britney didn’t make exceptions means that none of her fam supported her!!
also idk why but her fiance doesn’t seem genuine to me, I just can’t trust him!!

adnil
adnil
2 months ago

Just my opinion in general. How many rich famous people become addicted to drugs and alcohol and never have been forced into a conservatorship. I’m not saying this was her problem, but I feel like this is about her money. Her father was worried about someone taking advantage of her and her money. This woman was stalked by paparazzi so badly it was obscene. No one is a perfect parent, but her mistakes were trotted in front of the world to judge! I have seen people put their child on the back of a motorcycle (a young child) and that is legal! Just hold on while I drive on the highway! Really! I’m sorry but I used to stand on the front seat of my parents car, and they didn’t have their children taken away. I feel attorney was bought and so was the judge and I am happy she has a new attorney. She was well enough to make them money for 13 years, and I am so happy she if refusing to perform until this is resolved. She needs a chance to stand on her own.

Teresa
Teresa
2 months ago

I think it’s disgusting what is happening with Britney. I don’t understand how a person who is deemed unable to be in charge of their own life is still out there performing. I saw Britney during her Vegas residency. I wasn’t aware of the conservatorship at the time. She is being used by everyone involved, it seems. Her dad & her ex are both slimy. Where is her mother in all of this?? Sam seems to be a nice guy. I hope. God knows she needs a good support system. I do believe she is definitely troubled. Her very recent IG posts are still a little out there. I hope she gets some control back over her life & gets herself some good counseling.

Perla
Perla
2 months ago

I do think she have her ows baggage of mental issues. But she’s a grown up woman and she worked a lot for that money. I think she deserves a chance to prove everyone and herself that she’s beyond her past. I think most of the things she did was in fact to feel the freedom she never had. Mental health as we know is very important but being treated like a bad behaved kid for so many years aren’t doing any good. But I have to said, even if I’m happy she’s getting that freedom back, I kinda worry that her recent post aren’t exactly as mature as you could expect for a woman of her age. Perhaps she’s trying to remove the submissive image she get in that recent documental?
Idw 😕

Kaodi
Kaodi
2 months ago

The time the court (legal system) waste on rich people. Isn’t there a homeless druggie or abused child to sort out??

Kaodi
Kaodi
2 months ago

The drug dealer managr situation is bad, BUT she has the right to make bad choices as consenting adult.

Dawn
Dawn
2 months ago

Much to consider! I strongly believe that Britney needs a new conservatorship. I think once she shows that she is in fact in comtrol
Of her life, they could lessen the control. That isn’t going to happen with her father in charge. I saw Britney at Mohegan In 2017 or 2018. She lip sang but, soild out the arena. Her dancing was great. My ticket was 385😱😱😱 which was crazy, but I wanted to see her. 😱 I just want her to regain her life & have some control over things. I strongly believe her whole family is shady. That once they had control over her, she became the Cash Cow! Where did all of her money go? She was worth 200 million dollars a few years ago, now it’s 50 million. It’s a mess, but I am hopeful she can regain some control. She absolutely deserves the right to try. #FreeBritney

Kaodi
Kaodi
2 months ago

Before I read your opinion I want to state mine. If a instable person need to be under conservatories. Their finance should not be associated like legally no one should be able to control their money even if they are a drug addict.

Now Ill STFU and start reading

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