As the #FreeBritney social media campaign continues to pick up steam thanks to the attention brought to Britney Spears‘ latest conservatorship hearing on July 22 (which was ultimately postponed due to hackers interrupting the virtual Zoom meeting), people closest to the legal matter are speaking out – namely the GRAMMY winner’s siblings.
First, her younger sister Jamie Lynn made headlines this week as she praised the singer for being a ‘badass, unstoppable woman,’ but was careful to avoid making comments about her mental health.
Now, their brother – Bryan Spears – is weighing in and dishing on how the family is dealing with the media hoopla surrounding the conservatorship.
Recently taking to the ‘As Not Seen on TV’ podcast, Bryan opened up about why he thinks the conservatorship has been a “great thing for [the] family” – despite acknowledging the singer herself has “always wanted to get out of [the conservatorship].”
“It’s very frustrating to have. Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating,” he said.
In place since 2008, the court-ordered conservatorship calls for an appointee to control everything from aspects of Brit’s personal life to her finances.
“We kind of came together and not everybody agreed with [the conservatorship]; everyone had their own opinion like, ‘Maybe we should do it this way or that way,'” Bryan described of the conservatorship’s origins. “But at the end, I think we made the right choice.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Bryan was quizzed on his thoughts about the singer’s fans – affectionately called the #BritneyArmy – and their ongoing #FreeBritney campaign.
“I am aware that [fans] feel like maybe she’s being confined or held against her will in some capacity, but I can’t really speak for them,” he shared.
Finally, while certain the judge over the next hearing will ‘make an adjustment’ in Britney’s favor, he has concerns about her ability to completely care for herself.
“She’s been surrounded by a team of people since she was 15, so at what level does everyone just walk away or get reduced?” he asked, claiming that Britney has never had to drive herself anywhere or complete simple “everyday tasks” for much of her life.