The fan-led #FreeBritney movement is back with a vengeance after Britney Spears posted some Instagram pics that worried the #FreeBritney brigade, like that whole “Oopsies, I burnt down my gym, y’all!” debacle.
According to Us Weekly, Britney and her father, Jamie Spears, are scheduled to appear (remotely) at a conservatorship status hearing today. And a week ago, Britney’s mom, Lynne Spears, filed papers requesting to be able to have a say in her daughter’s financial decisions. At least Brit Brit has Jamie Lynn Spears, who once again took it upon herself to defend her older sister in an Instagram post about mental health and privacy.
When Halsey spoke out about Kanye West’s mental health struggles, Jamie Lynn co-signed:
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👆🏻👏🏻👆🏻👏🏻👆🏻. “If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence”- HALSEY. If you deal with mental illness or care for someone dealing with mental illness, then you know how important it is to respect the situation with privacy for the person, and the family trying to protect their loved ones, no matter how it may appear to the public, and as the public we must learn to do the same. I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness, you are not alone, and you are loved. Sending all my love and prayers to all of you♥️
Although Halsey was talking about Kanye, my Pisces psychic intuition tells me that Jamie Lynn may have also been talking about her sister in her response.
Instagram commenters, many of whom shared their own struggles with mental illness, praised Jamie Lynn for her words. But since it’s the internet, one commenter asked, “How about your sisters OBVIOUS mental illness? Why don’t you speak on that?” JL responded with:
“You have no right to assume anything about my sister. And I have no right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS.”
Jamie Lynn Spears is the real badass here. She’s consistently gone to bat for Britney, publicly weathered family tragedy, cheating scandals, and teen pregnancy, and, finally, the girl broke up a 2015 fight at a Louisiana Pita Pit by threatening hillbillies with a giant bread knife. In fact, she was waving that same knife around when she responded to the Instagram troll. JK, the knife is currently on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Obviously we need to end on the Pita Pit knife video (something we should be doing for every single post on this site):
Mmmm, now I want Pita Pit. Who cares if the entire thing collapses onto my lap the moment I take the first bite?