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Britney Spears' Dad Just Spoke About The Online Debate Surrounding Her Conservatorship

He said the movement "is a joke."

In an interview with Page Six, Jamie Spears — aka Britney Spears' dad — just addressed his conservatorship over Britney and the #FreeBritney movement.

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FYI, a court-approved conservatorship or "guardianship" is, in the words of the New York Times, "typically used to protect the elderly, the mentally disabled or the extremely ill." It's not super clear what the details of Britney's conservatorship are, but we do know that Jamie has been in charge of Britney's financial affairs and physical well-being since 2008.

A protestor holding a sign that says "Free Britney, end the conservatorship!"
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Originally attorney Andrew Wallet was also one of Britney's co-conservators, but he resigned in May of last year.

The basic tenets of the #FreeBritney movement are a) Britney is being forced into the conservatorship unnecessarily and b) clues about her well-being can be inferred from her social media posts.

Five protesters holding signs that say "#FreeBritney" and "The world is rooting for you Britney"
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“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue," he said. "It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

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In response to accusations that he has been taking Britney's money for himself, he said, “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year. How the hell would I steal something?”

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“I love my daughter,” Jamie continued. “I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”

Jamie Lynn Spears also recently addressed concerns for her older sister: "You have no right to assume anything about my sister, and I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters."

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"I would never speak out just to clarify things to the public, when the person it pertains to does not want that to happen," she later continued. "I'd rather take all the hate, [than] speak about someone else's personal matter, that they want to be kept private."

#FreeBritney recently picked up traction again, with plenty of celebrities voicing their support — including Snooki, Paris Hilton, Bella Thorne, and Ariel Winter.

Although Britney hasn't directly addressed the movement, she recently posted this image on Instagram the following image with the caption, "This is me being authentic and as real as it gets!"

You can read more about the history of Britney's conservatorship and #FreeBritney here.

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