This story is from The Guardian:
Britney Spears is trapped in a controlling and abusive legal arrangement, argue members of the #FreeBritney movement – one that might be impacting her civil rights. Reporters and fans such as Diet Prada, a pop culture critic on Instagram, say that despite the fact Spears is capable of maintaining a singing career that earns millions of dollars a year, she still needs permission to drive a car, leave her home, hire her own lawyer, and possibly even vote.
Since 2008, Spears has been under a conservatorship, designed for people who cannot take care of themselves, where a court-approved guardian takes control of the conservatee’s finances and healthcare decisions.. The details of Spears’ conservatorship are confidential (calls and messages to her manager, talent agency, court-appointed lawyer and attorney all went unreturned), but it’s possible she has joined the thousands of Americans who are disenfranchised each year due to “incompetence” laws.
Though the 38-year-old is rarely overtly political, in late March, she posted an Instagram message that said, “We will feed each other, re-distribute wealth, strike” – further captioned with the red rose emojis favored by the Democratic Socialists of America. “Comrade Britney knows: together we can build a better world,” the DSA tweeted in response, “because capitalism is Toxic”.
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