Britney Spears paid a seemingly timely tribute to Princess Diana in an Instagram post on Thursday, following further criticism of the BBC’s Panorama interview in 1995 which allegedly exploited the late Royal.
Princess of pop: Britney Spears paid a timely tribute to Princess Diana
“She never wanted to be the queen,” Britney began writing to her 29.9 million followers, alongside a classic photo of Diana, Princess of Wales, who tragically died in a car crash in 1997.
Like Diana, who was 36 when she died, Britney, 39, also found her troubled life to be a TV topic for the BBC, following the release of the controversial documentary The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship, earlier this month.
Britney herself called the documentary a ‘hypocrite’ in another Instagram post at the time.
The singer continued in her tribute to Diana by saying, “She wanted to be the heart of the people! She was beyond class… she was a pure genius in the way she spoke of the way she mothered her children.
‘The essence of being completely unaware of your own power !!!! 750 MILLION people watched her get married on TV !!!! She will always be remembered as one of the most remarkable women to date.
Tribute: Britney wrote this message Thursday to her 29.9 million Instagram followers
Portrait: Pop singer Spears chose a photo from this series of the late Royal, by photographer Anwar Hussein which she credited in the post
Spears is currently locked in a guardianship battle with her father Jamie Spears, who still has complete control over her life, despite being a grown woman and mother of two.
The timing of Spears’ post is interesting, as it comes amid a storm of controversy over the Panorama interview Diana gave to Martin Bashir under questionable circumstances.
The BBC reportedly sent personal apology letters to her sons, Prince William, Prince Harry and other royals, about Bashir’s alleged lies to persuade Diana to agree to the explosive interview.
Spears herself has also seen her troubled life become a talking point on major TV shows, when the documentary Framing Britney Spears was released earlier this year, along with the BBC’s tawdry documentary.
Editing: Britney Spears called Princess Diana “pure genius” in a tribute article Thursday (left, singer in 2001, and right, Diana in 1996)
Earlier this month, she criticized documentaries about her life as “hypocritical”, criticizing them in an Instagram post in which she also poked fun at claims that she was not in charge of her own social media.
Singer Toxic appeared to be pointing fingers at the much-watched New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears and The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship by the BBC.
Both productions detail the pop superstar’s mental health issues that ultimately led his father Jamie to gain control of him and his estate in a trusteeship 13 years ago, as well as the media frenzy surrounding his collapse. very public.
In her Instagram post, Spears observed, “These documentaries are so hypocritical… they criticize the media and then do the same ????? Thin …’
Referring to the documentaries, she shared with fans that while the attention is “flattering,” she doesn’t like having the more “negative and traumatic” parts of her life revisited in this way.
“So many documentaries about me this year with shots of other people in my life… what can I say… I am deeply flattered !!!! ” she wrote.
Britney explained that while she’s endured a lot, she also enjoyed “amazing moments,” things that dramatic documentaries don’t focus on.
“I don’t know you all, but I’m happy to remind you, even though I’ve had some pretty tough times in my life…” she said.
“I had waaaayyyy more amazing times in my life and unfortunately my friends… I think the world is more interested in the negative !!!! “
Royalty: One is known to the world as the People’s Princess, while the other is considered the World’s Pop Princess.
She added, “I mean… isn’t it supposed to be a business and a company about L’AVENIR ???? Why point out the most negative and traumatic moments in my life since forever ???? I mean DAMN.
The singer’s message comes as she prepares to go to court next month.
Meanwhile, it’s fair to say that Britney is known for her quirky Instagram posts, which often include her thoughts on historical figures, having dedicated several posts to Albert Einstein.
However, her tribute to Princess Diana is interesting, given that critics have already compared them as so-called “tragic blondes” in popular culture.
In 2009, Vanity Fair writer Steve Dennis wrote an article on ‘The Diana-Britney Connection’ writing, ‘In many ways these are two women whose fame consumed and defined them, and left them lost in as private people in the bubble. “