- Britney Spears deactivated her Instagram account on Tuesday after posting an article about her guardianship.
- Spears had 34 million followers on the platform, which she used to communicate with fans.
- The sudden demise of the account sparked widespread confusion and concern among fans.
Britney Spears’ Instagram account was deactivated on Tuesday shortly after the troubled pop star posted the hashtag “#FreeBritney”. She had 34 million subscribers on the platform, which served as her primary medium of direct communication with fans.
Instagram told Insider on Tuesday afternoon that the account was not deleted by the platform.
A tweet sent from Spears’ verified Twitter account said she was taking a social media hiatus to celebrate her engagement to actor Sam Asghari.
—Britney Spears (@britneyspears) September 14, 2021
The sudden demise of the account sparked widespread confusion and concern among fans, who tweeted using the hashtag #WhereIsBritney. The hashtag was trending Tuesday night with over 7,000 tweets.
Just a week ago, on September 7, Spears’ father Jamie filed a petition to end the controversial guardianship Britney spoke out against in her last post before her account went missing.
Spears’ case has gained worldwide attention through the “Free Britney” movement as she fights for her father’s legal freedom. As her daughter’s curator, Jamie has controlled her estate, financial assets and some personal assets since 2008, after Britney was involuntarily interned twice in mental institutions.
“Growing up in a world where pretty much everything I did was controlled by someone else… I hope this post gets to people who have been confused or manipulated by a system,” Spears captioned his latest one. message.
“People need to hear this before it’s TOO LATE !!!! I’ve been waiting 13 years and counting for my freedom !!!!! Once again… the #FreeBritney team, you guys guy fuck your ass, ”she wrote.
A lawyer representing Spears in his pending trusteeship case did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Spears recently took to social media to demand an end to her guardianship
Speaking in 2021, Britney called the guardianship “abusive” and called for it to end.
Before Britney began to speak publicly about her guardianship case, fans and followers of the Free Britney movement attempted to decode what they believe to be hidden messages in her Instagram posts. Most recently, the singer openly stated on social media that she wanted her freedom.
Last Tuesday, Jamie Spears’ legal team filed a motion to end his daughter’s 13-year-old guardianship, weeks before the next hearing on September 29.
Jamie rejected Britney’s petition for her immediate “suspension and withdrawal” from her petition, agreeing instead to “cooperate in the transition to a new restaurateur.”
On September 7, the motion filed by Jamie’s team suggested that Britney “has the right to ask this court to seriously consider whether this guardianship is no longer necessary.”
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