Luann de Lesseps from ‘RHONY’ Joins the Calls to #FreeBritney

Luann de Lesseps from The Real Housewives of New York City just posted a video to her Instagram and a call to #freebritney. The cabaret singing countess included one of Britney Spears’ songs in the background as she slinked down a white hallway in a stunning black and white pantsuit.

de Lesseps joins the mounting cries from fans and other celebrities to “free Britney” Spears after rumors circulated that the iconic singer was being held against her will.

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So what is the latest with Spears and how did de Lesseps’ fans react to the video?

This is why #freebritney went viral

Shortly after Spears entered a treatment facility, fans worried that she was actually being held against her will, ET reports. Fan podcast, Britney’s Gram hosted a special “emergency” episode alleging the singer was being held against her will.

Fan concern grew after Spears announced she was seeking treatment to manage the intense stress she was under due to her father’s health condition. “I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family,” according to her statement. “We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me.”

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She thanked her fans and apologized for putting her show and career on hold while she dealt with her family crisis.

But podcast hosts insist something nefarious is occurring

Britney’s Gram hosts Tess Barker and Barbara Gray assert that an anonymous source alleged that darker forces were at work. “What is happening is disturbing, to say the least,” an unnamed person said on the podcast, ET recounts. “Basically, Britney was in rehearsals for Domination. It came to Jamie’s attention that Britney was not taking her medication as prescribed. She was missing a lot of doses and just full-on not taking them.”

“So they got her to the doctor and the doctor said, ‘OK if you don’t want these medications, let’s get you on a new one.’ She refused to take the new one,” according to the source. “Jamie said, ‘Either you take this medication or the show’s off, and I’m pulling my support and you can’t do it.’ Britney did not follow Jamie’s instructions, so he was true to his word — he pulled the show, he verbatim said, ‘Blame it on my illness.’ … Britney has been in the mental facility since mid-January. There is no timeline, there is no end date particularly in sight for this stay at this mental facility to end. She did not want to go. … From what I understand, this is not a decision she made, at all.”

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We all need to take time for a little "me time." :)

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This may be why fans believe the source

One unnamed source on a podcast may not be definitive proof that Spears is being held captive. But, ET found that Spears’ mother, Lynne who is divorced from her father, may be supporting the claims. Lynne has been liking comments that assert her daughter is being held captive. Plus she liked this fan comment.

“I really hope you are supporting Britney in trying to end [her] conservatorship,” the fan wrote, which Lynne liked. “I really hope your ailing ex-husband isn’t keeping your daughter somewhere against her will.”

de Lesseps joins the growing celebrity community

Singer Eve rocked a #freebritney t-shirt recently. Plus Sharon Osbourne made these telling comments. “When there’s a lot of money involved, nothing would surprise me,” she remarked. “I know nothing, but nothing would surprise me. It’s time for her to have a life. And maybe her dad can find a job.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alaska Thunderf*ck also posted on Twitter to #freebritney. And now de Lesseps made her statement too. Many of the countess’s fans supported her. However, a few wanted people to take a beat and wait for all the facts to be revealed.

“I know it’s easy to follow a trend but, just did some reading,” the fan wrote on de Lesseps post. “Hard to know what’s true and what’s not. However, IF Brittany is in a bad state, then thank goodness she’s getting the help. If not, than the truth will come out. Until then, it’s IRRESPONSIBLE to be posting something like.. free Brittany… when we don’t know the facts about what’s going on. This is about someone with a severe mental illness people!! Wait for the FACTS to present themselves.”

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