Britney Spears fans gathered outside of a courthouse
Britney Spears fans gathered outside of a courthouse to support her as she fights to exit a conservatorship which gives her father authority over her finances and more.
Protesters gather outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles in May 2019 as a status hearing is held on the pop star’s conservatorship.(Laura Newberry / Los Angeles Times)
In late April, Britney Spears delivered a plea to her 22 million Instagram followers.
“Don’t believe everything you read and hear,” she wrote in a caption.
“Your love and dedication is amazing,” she went on, “but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way.”
#FreeBritney was trending on Twitter the day after the podcast dropped. Fans stormed Spears’ social media accounts with the hashtag, demanding she be released from what they were convinced was a court-sanctioned prison.