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Fans of Britney Spears have slammed BBC’s latest documentary The Battle For Britney, after producers allowed Perez Hilton to contribute and talk about her conservatorship. The US blogger previously launched a number of savage attacks on the singer during her darkest days, and viewers felt it was “inappropriate” for him to have a platform to speak on her case now.
Perez Hilton is the lowest of the low
The BBC Two documentary is the latest attempt to shed light on the conservatorship she has been under since 2008, but there has been much criticism about the focus of the multiple films released this year, with Britney herself branding them all “hypocritical”.
But with the media fully hung-up on the ins and outs of the songstresses life, fans rushed to her defence after Perez admitted he believes Britney would “be dead” without the controversial conservatorship in place.
It should be noted he didn’t agree fully with the terms of the arrangement that sees her dad Jamie Spears have full control of her finances and personal affairs, and went on to explain how he regrets how he hounded and humiliated the pop icon.
But after the show aired on BBC iPlayer, viewers took to Twitter to complain and question its choice of interviewees.
One penned: “Why on earth do they have Perez talking about Britney???? So inappropriate.”
Another agreed: “Not the BBC platforming Perez Hilton on this Britney doc…”
While a third retorted: “Perez Hilton is the lowest of the low.”
“Watching the Britney documentary on BBC Two and the vile Perez Hilton shows his face as a contributor. After spending years writing the most vicious stuff about her,” a fourth appeared appalled.
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The BBC investigation is among a number of documentaries that were released this year surrounding the singer’s turbulent experiences.
Framing Britney Spears was released by the New York Times in February, and examined how the media have treated her and those around her since she rose to fame as a child star.
Netflix is currently developing another documentary, while a fourth is reportedly being planned by Britney herself.
Express.co.uk approached BBC for comment.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Monday evening, the star spoke out about how the docs perpetuate more media interest in her life.
“Geez. 2021 is definitely way better than 2020 but I never knew it was gonna be like THIS!” she began alongside videos of her dancing.
“So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s takes on my life, what can I say, I’m deeply flattered!”
She went on to call the docs “so hypocritical”.
“They criticise the media and then do the same thing? Damn, I don’t know y’all but I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I’ve had some pretty tough times in my life,” she admitted honestly.
“I’ve had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends, I think the world is more interested in the negative!”
She continued: “Isn’t this supposed to be a business and society about THE FUTURE.
“Why highlight the most negative and traumatizing times in my life from forever ago? I mean DAMN.”
With millions of fans backing her right to freedom with the ‘Free Britney’ campaign in full swing, the singer set to take the stand in the court battle over her conservatorship case on June 23, 2021.
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