Lynne Spears has found herself in the crosshairs of her daughter's passionate fans after a cryptic Instagram post.
After a judge granted Britney Spears the right to hire her own attorney in her conservatorship battle, Lynne took to social media to post about "darkness."
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it," the message read.
Although it's possible the message wasn't intended to have a deeper meaning, Britney's fans found the timing of the post to be suspicious, and they let loose in the comments section.
"Free Britney. She said she wanted to sue her family. That means YOU too. Buckle up!," one person said. Another, referring to the conservatorship, said, "You had 13 years to save her and did absolutely nothing….."
Fans used snake emojis and quoted Britney's words from her bombshell testimony last month in which she said, "My whole family did nothing."
In short, the vast majority of fans accused Lynne of trying to play the proverbial good cop in the situation while suggesting her hands aren't clean.
Britney seems to be on track to possibly ending the 13-year albatross that's guided her life and life decisions. On July 14, a judge allowed the pop star to hire her own attorney, mega-lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart, in an attempt to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from the conservatorship, as he currently controls her estate.
The conservatorship, Britney said in court via a phone call this week, "is allowing my dad to ruin my life."
While Britney certainly has issues with her mother, her most vitriolic feelings are reserved for Jamie.
"I'm here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse," she cried.
In her June hearing, he said her father should "be in jail" and called the conservatorship "abusive." She even argued that he liked watching her suffer.
Britney's new attorney has already said he would be filing a petition to remove Jamie from the conservatorship.