Britney Spears claims her Instagram pictures are as fresh as a flower.
On Sept. 1, the pop star posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing an off-the-shoulder floral top with flowers in her hair. The images, she says, are a sneak peek at a floral-themed pictorial called "Just a Touch of Rose." The new pictures, however, are very similar to previous images she's posted. In a bit of a preemptive strike, she claimed it's all-new content.
"Just another sneak peek of 'Just a Touch of Rose' 🌹🌹🌹 ……. and to the peeps who think I'm posting the same pics …… well you know us girls …… it's the same top and same hair but if you look at the details it's a completely different picture 💋💋💋💋💋 !!!!!" she captioned the series of snaps, adding, "Psss first pic is the original ….. no retouches !!!!!!"
Less than two weeks ago, Britney spoke about her picture project while sharing images of herself sporting the same shirt and flower-adorned 'do.
"A sneak peek of what's to come with my mini rose shoot I'm calling 'Just a Touch of Rose' 🌹🌹🌹 !!!!!!," she wrote in the caption. "PS I'm not wearing any foundation here …… I'm just wearing some mascara !!!"
Britney's comments on Tuesday — and the fact that the images appear to be recycled — did nothing to slow online speculation that she's being held against her will, which has fueled the intensifying #FreeBritney movement. The #FreeBritney cavalry is convinced that Brit has been covertly sending signals on Instagram to indicate that she needs help. A swath of fans also believe someone else is controlling Britney's Instagram, hence the similar-looking social media posts.
Much like they did in 2019, fans are suggesting that Brit's conservatorship, which has been led by her father Jamie Spears for more than 12 years, is holding her against her will. Last year, the "Toxic" singer fanned the #FreeBritney flames when she told a judge that Jamie committed her to a mental health facility against her will and also forced her to take drugs.
With fans continuing to demand answers in the comments section of the singer's Instagram, TMZ reported in July that Britney is not being held captive but rather "struggling" with mental illness. The webloid said Brit's medication stopped working and doctors have been trying to find the right combination to properly treat her — but to no avail thus far.
Jamie Spears recently opened up about #FreeBritney, calling it "a joke."
"All these conspiracy theorists don't know anything. The world don't have a clue," he told the New York Post's Page Six. "It's up to the court of California to decide what's best for my daughter. It's no one else's business."