Britney Spears has sparked psychological panic. The 38-year-old pop princess whose openly bipolar disorder diagnosis and 2000s spiraling have seen her mental health both scrutinized and placed under a 2008-commenced conservatorship posted an Instagram video yesterday. Twirling around and shimmying her smokeshow body proved well-received by some fans, but the “Toxic” singer’s 24.3 million followers are now expressing concern – likewise, viewers as the blonde beauty’s video spread around the digital space.
Keep scrolling for the video, plus what the internet has to say about the star who thinks that “mean comments” are “bullying.”
Seen below, Britney’s video was a throwback to the yellow sports bra and teeny-tiny shorts dancing posted to her Instagram earlier this year. Britney was barefoot in her L.A. mansion’s living room as she swiveled that killer body and spun around dizzyingly fast, but remarks from both the singer’s own fans and the wider public now form mental health concerns.
“Are you okay?” was a comment racking up over 350 likes.
“Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s methamphetamine” – clearly trolling, this reply nonetheless clocked over 100 likes.
Over on The Daily Mail, over 250 users upvoted the following comment.
“She doesn’t look well at all. Her eyes are empty. Feel sorry for her.”
“The empty look in her eyes often comes from being over-medicated on psych drugs. It’s a situation I went through, it’s awful” was a more-balanced comment.
“Dead eyes” were also mentioned, although the singer’s die-hard fans – who recently drove her 2016 “Glory” album to #1 chart spot – proved similarly concerned and also somewhat put-off: “Bro, didn’t you post this 3 months ago,” one wrote.
While Britney’s posting sprees have sparked concern in 2020, with 12+ repetitive images of the singer shot against a red wall seeing fans worried – likewise her speaking in a British accent – photos of Britney horseback riding with boyfriend Sam Asghari have had fans calling her “the most authentic she’s ever looked.”
Britney has been dating personal trainer Sam since 2016, with COVID-19 seeing the two separated and Britney even admitting that she “lost weight” as a result of missing him. The two have since reunited.
March saw Britney open up on the scrutiny as she said: “I’ve read a lot of things online of people criticising my posts… saying I post the same 15 pictures with the same red background and wearing the same white bathing suit.”
“I’ve read a lot of things online of people criticising my posts… saying I post the same 15 pictures with the same red background and wearing the same white bathing suit,” she added.
Britney’s finances are currently controlled by both her father and lawyer, with her conservatorship extended to at least August amid the global pandemic.