Britney Spears: “The Zone” was amongst many Los Angeles businesses vandalized during Saturday’s riots.
Its website describes itself as “the most immersive fan experience ever created — a life-changing experience that allows you to step into the world of Britney Spears” and nine of her “most iconic music videos.”
Of the vandalism, fans said they were “not even mad about it.”
not even mad about it pic.twitter.com/idcWvk2j7t
— 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘰 (@blackoutdemo) May 31, 2020
Rioters spray-painted “SMASH WHITE SUPREMACY” across the bright pink doors of “The Zone” whilst supporting the Black Lives Matter movement yesterday.
Though Spears herself has not commented on the vandalism, many felt she would truly agree with the graffiti message.
“Britney FULLY supports this! ?✨,” one comment read. They came back to clarify their belief that Spears would support “the abolishment of white supremacy.”
Another echoed these thoughts, saying, “You know Britney is loving this if she saw it.”
Some feel “The Zone” experience is in direct opposition to the #FreeBritney movement.
Spears, 38, was placed under a conservatorship order more than 12 years ago. The #FreeBritney movement believes she has been stripped of her rights and decision-making abilities as result.
One supporter summarized their opposition to “The Zone” as being “all about boycotting Britney the brand in order to stand up for Britney the human.”
Many #FreeBritney advocates have additionally stopped purchasing Spears’ music and merchandise so that their money doesn’t change into the hands of her conservators.
Others hold strong issue the people who created “The Zone” in the first place.
“Today protestors in Downtown LA marched for #BlackLivesMatter outside the former K-Mart, that is now #BritneyTheZone, a failing Britney Spears pop-up shop; a corrupt business, created by racist, prejudice & homophobic people, who today were called out for their white supremacy,” a Saturday tweet read.
Ahead of this, another asked, “Did Britney:the zone survive the riots? Please say no ??. They then expressed hope that “The Zone” would at some point be looted.
Another camp within #FreeBritney thinks her music should still be be purchased enjoyed, one even living close by “The Zone” itself.
“I live 30 mins from the zone in la and I had sooo many people tell me about it and ask if they should go,” a third said Sunday.
“I explained everything to them and stopped A LOT of people from going…we all do our part, let’s enjoy her hard work.”
By buying one of her music videos, they said they hoped to make Spears “happy by letting her know that we do miss her and she will never be forgotten.”
“It’s not like this is the zone or some other cheap product, this is her art that she has worked VERY hard on and loves [it] a lot. This is me celebrating my fav,” they said.
Just bought the Music Video for Sometimes!! Do you think we can make it join the top 10!! Stream Mood Ring for clear skin pic.twitter.com/Nq7wV2xLpn
— Michael (@michaelcareyyy) May 31, 2020