After the explosion of coverage that the #FreeBritney movement received following the release of photos showing Britney being being allowed one day out from a health institution she checked into one month ago, Spears was forced to take to social media to assure her fans she is fine.
The #FreeBritney movement are a collection of fans (and a few conspiracy addicts) who believe that Britney Spears was being kept against her will by her family and legal team amongst others in the institution.
The movement received huge amounts of traction after the podcast ‘Britney’s Gram‘ posted this photo on Instagram:
The idea that Britney was being held against her will was becoming so widely covered that Britney had to take to Instagram herself in a video on her own page in order to assure fans that she is fine.
The statement on the post said:
“I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team […] I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me […] you may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want!”
The fact that her family is receiving ‘death threats’ is just insane, what kind of world do we live in where an online mob can simply start shooting off death threats because they’ve got a hunch about something? It’s freakin’ terrifying!