Britney Spears is done with being “Overprotected!”
As The Blast previously reported, Spears became a free woman after a 13-year conservatorship that was immediately terminated on Friday, November 12, after a court ruling.
Spears celebrated the victory by sharing a video of fans celebrating outside the LA County courthouse where the hearing took place.
She wrote, “Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy!!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen????”
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She followed it up with the hashtag #FreedBritney, a twist on the #FreeBritney movement that had been fighting for her conservatorship release for years.
Spears’ legal struggles to reclaim her identity have made major headlines throughout the past few years, which is why it’s no surprise that Spears might become TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year!
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Britney Spears Is Nominated For TIME’s Person Of The Year
According to an inside source, Spears has been nominated for TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year, which is a different poll than the TIME 100.
The list of nominees for the magazine’s annual Person of the Year is always a mix of celebrities, political leaders, human rights activists, and influential people.
TIME has released an online poll to give fans the chance to decide who should be nominated for the coveted position.
Along with Spears, other contenders include Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, “Bad Guy” singer Billie Eilish, and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
As of November 19th, 84% of fans want to see Britney Spears become TIME’s Person of the Year.
Still, Spears is facing some tough competition, as the previous winners have been credited with some ground-breaking achievements.
In 2020, the title was split between now-President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who became the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American to hold the office.
In 2019, the title went to environmental activist Greta Thunberg. In 2018, it went to The Guardians: journalists who faced persecution, arrest, or murder for their reporting. In 2017, it went to The Silence Breakers: the people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment and included the figureheads of the #MeToo movement. In 2016, the title went to former President Donald Trump.
Britney’s Fanbase Is Divided As To Whether She Should Win The Title
Britney Spears, because she’s basically one of the few on that list that is actually having impact on society with her fight for independence and who is also fighting for the people.
— 🌹ᴹ♚ᴶ|ᴮ♕ ˢ (@hookedonyall) November 19, 2021
Although a majority of the people who responded to TIME’s official poll, some of her fans aren’t quite sure how to feel about the nomination.
“As much as I love her and am so proud of her, I’m torn on how I feel about… Person of the Year,” one fan commented. “Maybe I need to look into what that means and past recipients but it feels a bit… like pity?”
“I definitely don’t see it as pity,” another responded. “I see it as celebrating her strength and voice for other victims. Also she’s my person of the year every year so how could I not vote lol”
“She should be person of the century,” one fan wrote.
“Yassss let’s get her this win y’all,” another shared.
The 2021 Person of the Year will be chosen by TIME’S editors and revealed on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.