Colorado Governor Jared Polis Supports #FreeBritney Movement On Social Media

Kamna Kirti

On July 26, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis wrote a post on his social media handle supporting the #FreeBritney movement.

I don’t personally know Britney Spears, but I completely sympathize with her. The bar for removing someone’s control over their own money and life should be very, very, very high. I fully understand that occasionally someone is an immediate danger to themself or others and there might be a need for short-term detention or guardianship.

Britney's conservatorship began in 2008 when she displayed abrupt behavior and had a public breakdown including shaving her head or attacking a paparazzo's car. At that time, Britney's father, Jamie Spears, asked the court to give him an emergency temporary conservatorship, amidst his daughter's mental health struggles.

The conservatorship that began 12 years ago still exists and Britney has no control over her life or finances. She is like a "mere puppet" in her father's hands whose team controls her work assignments, tours, and money.

As per California courts, a conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a more responsible person or an organization to care for another adult who is unable to care for themselves. In Britney's case, her father is the "conservator", and Britney is considered to be the "conservative."

Although FreeBritney.net was launched in 2009 that supports Britney's personal freedom and why she does not need a conservatorship anymore, this movement garnered public attention and resurged in 2018.

Britney believes that now she is 38 years old and no more needs her father's guardianship in her life and the famous pop star is fine to manage her life.

Her fanbase supports the hashtag #freeBritney and feels she needs to be "liberated" and live her life on her own terms.

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