Now that Britney Spears is free, she’s inevitably going to do something weird and off-putting because she was in a long term traumatic situation with very little control of her life and getting your shit together is hard in the best of times and that does shit to a person and I’m genuinely afraid the public who has been rooting for her for so long is going to turn on her and even start questioning whether or not it’s good for her to be free of the conservatorship and people are gonna need to remember that the answer to that question is unequivocally yes
Seconded, with the addendum that “weird and off-putting” does not even necessarily mean “harmful”
I actually remember when Britney Spears shaved her head. On the exact same day a guy in my class shaved his, so he got a lot of good-natured (or I hope they were good-natured) jokes of the “Alright Britney?” kind.
I really hope I didn’t make any jokes about Britney herself back then. I don’t think I did, but it would’ve been so cruel of me. She was the media’s punching bag for a long time and those people who singled her out, those people who are now falling over themselves to praise her for her courage, they were cruel too. I hope they think twice before finding the next woman to mock and belittle for no reason, but… knowing what I know about how the media has gotten even worse since Britney’s heyday, what with the rise of Twitter… probably not.
This is reproductive abuse and it was going on under everyone’s noses for years.
I just want to yell so many good things about Britney Spears. Look at this parenting right here; rather than just twist their arms and tell the ‘smile or no McFlurry on the drive home’ she’s checking if her little boys are comfortable with the cameras and attention and if not, no problem baby boy, you go chill. And I have no problem with her staying to get more pictures, especially not when her other adorable kid wants to. I mean, it’s her job up to a point. And we all know for a fact she probably watched the film with both the little bugs in her lap anyway.
Considering what she dealt with and went through in front of paps….god, I love her.
people can say what they want about her supposed meltdown, but frankly, that entire ‘episode’ always made perfect sense to me. she and i are of an age, and no matter how young or old i was, i always understood perfectly why she did it, and thought it was utter bullshit that a court could order what they did, instead of reprimanding the many, many people that felt so entitled to her that they drove her to extremes just to get 5 seconds of peace.
and now seeing this kind of thing? she has just gotten more awesome.
i remember reading how she got herself a tutor so she could help her kids with their homework. not got THEM a tutor, but she got herself one because she wanted to be the one helping them. that’s a+++ parenting right there ok?
This makes me so happy :’)
She got a court order because she was, by her own admission, raising her kids like her mother raised her. The judge sent her to therapy and parenting classes to work out all of the horrible stage-mother bullshit she had to live through. I mean, she thought it was normal to give her kids cough syrup and whiskey so they’d sleep, because it’s what her mother gave her to knock her out when she got rowdy.
I think Britney is a great role model for adult abused children and is living proof that you are not trapped in the cycle of abuse.
The purest 90s kid experience is being so happy for Britney Spears in her new life
this is the birthday party she just threw for her kids
i am FASCINATED by how Britney is so supportive and excited about their interest in Pokemon even though I have absolutely no doubt she is utterly confused by Pokemon
Honestly, Britney Spears seems like an excellent mom.
Why would she be confused about Pokemon? It was big when she was big. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing something Pokemon related. And even if she didn’t know much about it then I’m sure her kids have told her all about it by now.
I would imagine that she was at least familiar with Pokémon before her kids got into it.
After all… she did have a song on the soundtrack for Pokémon The First Movie. https://youtu.be/HnbAUdgoK9g
Oh my god
I was about to say…Britney is probably one of the most up to date celebrities that has been as into Poke’mon as the kids that grew up with her music. If anyone deserves to wear that shirt in the most unironic way possible, it’s her.
I support the fuck out of this Poke’mom.
I swear i just reblogged this the other day and there were barely any notes and no commentary… This is good
Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”
T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”
The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’.