Britney Spears is taking an introspective look at celebrity documentaries in her latest Instagram post.
Spears, who was the focus of two documentaries from both Netflix and Hulu in 2021, was quite intrigued by Netflix’s new documentary on “Baywatch” star and popular culture figure Pamela Anderson. Anderson, 55, has received a similar treatment to Spears as a pop culture spectacle for three decades.
Her marriages to famous figures Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, and the infamous stolen sex tape with Lee, are among the hot-button topics that continue to follow Anderson in the public eye decades later. Hulu adapted her relationship with Lee into a limited series last year.
Spears expressed her thoughts about Anderson’s documentary and focused on a certain aspect surrounding Anderson’s family that she admires in a lengthy Instagram post, posted on Thursday afternoon.
Spears Has Been Vocal About The ‘Humiliation’ The Documentaries Have Caused Her
Spears, who deactivated her Instagram account mere weeks ago, is now back to sharing her intimate thoughts on the platform. According to our recent report on Spears’ return to Instagram, several fans made calls to local law enforcement, expressing their concern over Spears’ well-being.
The “Sometimes” singer has been quite vocal in the past over her distaste for the documentaries.
Last year, Spears shared a screenshot of an article to her Instagram; the article pondered whether the Netflix and Hulu documentaries were further exploitative for her mental health. Both documentaries largely covered the 13-year-long conservatorship Spears had been under; the conservatorship was officially terminated in the fall of 2021.
“I feel like America has done a wonderful job at humiliating me…” Spears wrote on Instagram at the time, and would go on to write, “I’ve never felt more bullied in my life in this country. It’s insane… and come on seriously is it honestly legal to do that many documentaries about someone without their blessing at all ??!” (via Instagram, per The Blast)
How Did Spears React To Anderson’s Documentary?
Anderson’s Netflix documentary would provide Spears with plenty of material to reflect on.
In a black and white photo of children looking on while a child draws a sidewalk chalk picture posted on Thursday, Spears would examine her family’s willingness to endorse those aforementioned documentaries, and would further discuss their actions while she was under the conservatorship while drawing attention to how Anderson’s children perceived the documentary and stood by their mother.
“I’m such a fan of Pamela Anderson,” Spears began in her post. “She was the only sex icon at one time in America and she still is !! I really respect the fact her children stood up for her relating to the fact people were trying to sell her story from the past !!! They said ‘Why the hell bring up things that happened 20 years ago if that really messed up my mom ???”
She then identified parallels between her story and Anderson’s.
“Referring to the embarrassing subject being sold into a comedic TV comparison
… he’s right !!! He went on to say because of the embarrassment she went through a very dark period in her life,” Spears continued. “I mean when I read THAT, I was like DAMN !!! With 4 documentaries released about me last year with people I adore speaking out about my past !!! That alone was almost as hard as what I went through in my past !!!”
Anderson’s memoir “Love, Pamela” was also recently released to coincide with the Netflix documentary. The subject of Spears writing her memoir made headlines last year. In July, it was reported Spears had reportedly finished writing the book, but her memoir had been delayed due to a supply chain issue. Spears’ memoir was originally slated for release in January of 2023. (via The Blast)