As it was previously reported, Britney Spears finally took to her social media to end the neverending rumors and gossip regarding her mental health and family life. Reported by the New York Daily News, Britney went on Instagram to finally put a rest to the gossip once and for all.
But how long can it last? In front of her millions of followers and fans, the superstar urged people to be more discerning in terms of what they believe and what they don’t. “Don’t believe everything you hear and read,” Spears stated.
It was last night when the 37-year-old performer revealed the news to her fans. She insisted that things had gotten so out of control that people had even been sending death threats to her family members, which is, obviously, totally out of line.
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I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said. I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me. Don’t believe everything you read and hear. These fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years ago… I did not write them. He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address. My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment 🌸🌸🌸 You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you ❤️❤️❤️
As most know, Britney is no stranger to media hysteria. In the mid to late 2000s, Britney Spears was the subject of widespread media gossiping and sensationalism, from the pictures of her sporting a shaved head to the vulture-esque paparazzo behavior as her health continued to decline.
Britney’s situation with the media was famously parodied by Trey Parker and Matt Stone in an episode of South Park. You can check out the video below for yourself:
While many are quick to blame the media for treating people in such a way, entertainment journalists and other reporters merely report the news that people want to see.
The way in which the media focuses on the health crises of the nation’s biggest stars says more about human nature then it does about the media and the state of journalism.
In the age of social media, hysterical sensationalism seems to have only increased, as more and more people are able to quickly read up on the news and spread their opinion all over the internet, including on the social pages of the celebrities themselves.
“My situation is unique,” the singer-songwriter explained, “but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment.” It was revealed earlier that Britney had to put off her Las Vegas residency due to her father’s health problems. Jamie was hospitalized due to a ruptured colon.