In the last few years, you might have seen the hashtag #FreeBritney pop up on social media. If you were wondering exactly what was going on, here’s what’s up: Despite being one of the most famous celebrities in the world, Britney Spears has little control of her life. Due to a conservatorship placed on her in October 2008, her father James “Jamie” Spears oversees much of her day-to-day life—including her money, health, and daily routines.
Britney’s fans began petitioning the government and rallying their support for their favorite pop star after becoming concerned about the situation. Britney addressed a courtroom directly about her court-ordered conservatorship for the first time
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