Britney Spears’ Instagram account is the gift that keeps on giving, if you’re the type of person who loves first-person confessionals about highlights (as seen above), closet tours, and copious amounts of rock-hard abs in rolled-down shorts. But to some, it’s a thinly-veiled cry for help from a pop star held hostage. And fans have accused Britney’s team of editing the comments of her Instagram posts to make it look like everything is terrible.
The Blast says that earlier this week, a fan page called AbsoluteBritney accused Britney’s team of deleting positive Instagram comments on each of her posts, and keeping the negative ones. They believe Britney’s team are wiping away the positive ones so that people will scroll through the comments and see nothing but people asking if she’s okay, or if she needs help, or what’s wrong. They call the alleged comment moderation a “human rights violation.”
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So Britney’s team is deleting positive comments on her Instagram post and leaving negative ones to keep up the illusion that she needs help! They were all so quick to remove all comments before but now all the sudden they are leaving all negative ones but removing positive ones! How much longer is this going to be?!? This has to be human rights violation!!!! #FreeBritney #britneyspears
Several of AbsoluteBritney’s followers commented that they couldn’t find positive comments that they had left, and that a quick peek at Britney’s most recent posts show numerous people questioning her current mental state. That’s not entirely true, considering if you look at the workout video Britney posted two days ago, there are multiple comments congratulating her on her hot body along side the ones that read, “No shade but I’m worried.” rk.
Britney’s mom Lynne Spears also got involved. She commented on AbsoluteBritney’s post regarding the alleged comment cleaning, saying:
“I can’t believe u just posted this because I had a friend tell me the same thing! I posted something and tried to go back and find it and none of it is in order and I couldn’t find mine, which I JUST POSTED??? I know you are a true fan and love her so thank you for pointing this out because I have had others say the same.”
A rep for Britney spoke to Entertainment Tonight, and they deny any online shadiness is going on.
“We unequivocally deny the absurd allegations that we have promoted negative statements or deleted positive posts from Instagram and are considering appropriate action.”
Appropriate action? What does that even mean. Maybe they’re thinking of getting lawyers involved. Or maybe they plan on fighting all the absurd rumors of Instagram hijacking by turning off the comments while making her take a picture a day holding a recent newspaper. Err, if they’re trying to fight the idea that this is a weird social media hostage situation, they might not want to do that.