If you follow Spears on social media, you may have noticed she’s been in a reflective mood since the restaurant video went viral. First, she wrote about how she constantly feels on the defensive with the media and wondered what it would be like to gain the type of attention that helps you.
Then she followed up with her most recent post on how her behavior if she doesn’t change it, causes others to make judgments about her. It’s difficult to imagine a single person in the world, outside of politics, receiving more remarks regarding their mental health on a daily basis than Britney Spears.
She used to post innocuous dance videos and was flooded with questions about how she was doing. Later, those remarks turned into insane conspiracy theories regarding her house and whether or not someone else was in charge of her social media accounts. It got so nasty that she had to disable the comments.
Then, last week, she went out to lunch with her husband, Sam Asghari, at a restaurant near her house. When the two arrived, they were apparently assaulted with photos, and people inside the restaurant used their cameras to capture them. Later, someone at a table diagonal from the two took out their phone and began shooting, leaving Spears with her menu covering her face.
She later departed, and the headlines labeled her “manic,” with some suggesting she handled the issue poorly. I’m not sure how you’re meant to deal with strangers filming you while you’re trying to eat, but I’m quite sure I wouldn’t. After Britney Spears’ conservatorship ended, there was a lot of anticipation that she would be able to live a better life with more freedom and options.
That has undoubtedly had some success. The pop singer married, released new music, and did many of other things that her father forbade her from doing. Unfortunately, she’s also received a lot of flak for issues with her family, the NSFW stuff she sometimes uploads on social media, and other things. It’s no surprise that all of this has pushed her to change her conduct and consider how others see her.
I can’t speak for everyone else, but I like Britney Spears to be herself. All the better if it involves some silliness. She’s at her finest when she’s genuine, and that’s what her loyal fans want to see, no matter what the haters say.