This week, Framing Britney Spears, an inside look at Britney Spears' life and the #FreeBritney movement regarding her conservatorship, was released on Hulu and FX. It painfully recounts the horrible treatment Britney received in the media in the 2000s.
Here are some examples of just how badly the media failed Britney Spears, from the documentary and beyond.
1.When Primetime aired this story about the wife of a Maryland governor, who said she'd shoot Britney Spears:
2.And then when Diane Sawyer asked Britney about it and defended the woman's statement:
3.When paps would take invasive shots of her:
4.And when they'd completely surround her in an unsafe, inappropriate, and ultimately gross way:
5.When this interviewer tried to ask Britney about her breasts:
6.When this interviewer asked Britney for a kiss:
7.When the media supported Justin Timberlake's misogynistic portrayal of their breakup:
8.And when this radio interviewer asked Justin, "Did you fuck Britney Spears?" after their breakup:
9.When the tabloids completely demonized Britney as a mother:
10.When Matt Lauer said this after Britney put her son on her lap while driving:
11.When Diane Sawyer said, "Do you like your voice?"
12.When talk show hosts like David Letterman made fun of Britney's mental health after she shaved her head:
13.When Jay Leno also made a joke about Britney's mental health after she shaved her head:
14.And when Jay Leno said this to her:
15.And lastly, when Family Feud had a whole category called "Name Something Britney Spears Has Lost":
Framing Britney Spears is now available to stream on FX and Hulu. Let me know if you've watched and what you think in the comments below!