The Real Reason Britney Spears Deactivated Her Instagram
Britney Spears has had a rough year. From The New York Times making a documentary without her consent to having to speak publicly about the abuse she suffered during her conservatorship. Things recently seemed to be turning around for Britney as fans rallied to end her conservatorship and she got engaged. But now, she has decided to take back some of her privacy and deactivate her Instagram.
Britney Spears deleted her Instagram
While under the conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears, Britney had been using Instagram to communicate with her fans, so when she deactivated her account on Tuesday, people were notably concerned.
Britney took to her Twitter to let her fans know she was OK.
“Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement!!!” she wrote. “I’ll be back soon.”
A source expressed similar sentiments to Entertainment Tonight.
“She previously said she’d be taking a well-deserved break as many celebrities do, that’s really it,” the source said.
Fans are still worried
Some fans weren’t so quick to buy that Britney wanted a break.
“Say something next time, girl. Last time you went missing was in 2019 so we’re kinda traumatized,” one fan responded to her tweet.
“We’re not buying it,” another fan wrote. “It’s her team who deleted her account cause they didn’t like that one post she made about the conservatorship and now they posted that on her Twitter so we won’t be suspicious and who deletes their account when taking a break?”
“I know this sounds horrible but we have PTSD from ‘me time’ and ‘all is well’ posts.. please just make a live video or something,” one fan pleaded.
Not all fans were as skeptical, though.
“Her lawyer said it was her decision,” one person wrote. “Respect her and stop with the theories. It only causes damage.”
“THIS,” another person wrote. “Also if a celebrity wants to turn their account off for a while and decompress, they work with Instagram to do so. None of the followers will be lost. Beyoncé, Gaga, and Avril have all done it before.”
Britney Spears’ conservatorship
Britney has been under a conservatorship that has largely been controlled by her father since 2008. Earlier this year, she spoke publicly in front of a judge about what she had suffered through the conservatorship for the first time.
“And that’s why I’m telling you this again two years later, after I’ve lied and told the whole world ‘I’m OK and I’m happy.’ It’s a lie,” she said. “I thought I just maybe if I said that enough maybe I might become happy, because I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized. You know, fake it till you make it. But now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.”
She revealed a number of shocking things during the hearing, alleging that she was forced to take birth control and had been drugged so that she would be more compliant. Her father is now working to be removed from her conservatorship.