Britney Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari revealed that the recent documentaries made about the singer have “left [a] bad aftertaste” with him.
This follows FX’s film Framing Britney Spears, which was released in February on Hulu, the first to expose the controversial conservatorship arrangement which gave Spears’ father Jamie full control of her life and career. CNN followed that up with Toxic: Britney Spears’ Battle for Freedom, while BBC released The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship in May.
“Past docs left bad aftertaste. I’m hopeful this one will be respectful,” Asghari said about Britney Vs Spears. “I don’t blame CNN, BBC or Netflix (which got me through lockdowns) for airing them because, as an actor, I tell other people’s stories too. I question producers who made them ‘just to shed light’ without input or approval from subject. Any credit for light being shed should go to #FreeBritney.”
Spears has herself referred to many of the recent documentaries about her as “hypocritical.” Back in March, Britney said on Instagram, “my life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life !!!… 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 !!!! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people !!!”
Spears said about the Framing Britney Spears doc: “I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes !!!”