Britney Spears needs an urgent ‘image overhaul’ as she celebrates the one year anniversary of the end of her conservatorship.
After 13 years, the conservatorship that controlled all aspects of his life ended on November 21, 2021.
Her father, Jamie Spears, filed for guardianship and had the final say over her health, career and estate for most of the time she was under guardianship.
But the ‘Free Britney’ movement helped propel her case into the public eye and she was finally heard about what she had endured during those 13 years.
Since regaining her freedom, Spears has become much more vocal on social media, including posting provocative nudes and publicly criticizing her family in lengthy statements.
This new candid version of Spears could damage her reputation, according to a public relations expert.
“Britney Spears is in desperate need of an image overhaul. I think she should hire a PR firm that specializes in crisis communications,” said Ryan McCormick, managing partner at Goldman McCormick Public Relations. Newsweek.
“There are a lot of great things about Spears that should be brought to the light of the public. That’s not to say people won’t be interested in negative headlines anymore, but if there isn’t change in the consistency of these less than flattering headlines about her, it becomes much more difficult for Spears and her brand to recover and be viewed as positive by public opinion again.”
A Beverly Hills psychiatrist also noticed Spears’ change in behavior since the end of the conservatorship and advised her “to see a psychiatrist for psychotherapy and medication management at least three times a week.”
“Although I haven’t examined Britney Spears, I’ve watched her closely for about 15 years. Basically the problem is that Britney wouldn’t admit to herself that she had a mental illness,” said Carol Lieberman. Newsweek.
Lieberman added: “Since her conservatorship ended, Britney, in a less supervised and more manic state, has pushed the envelope, doing increasingly inappropriate things to get attention – like more seductive dances and statements. less self-censored audiences – and these are just the tip of the iceberg.”
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny decided to end Spears’ conservatorship a year ago. After the decision, Spears took to Instagram. “I love my fans so much, it’s crazy!!!” she wrote. “I think I’m going to cry the rest of the day!!!! The best day of my life…”
Since the end of the conservatorship, Spears has frequently blamed her family for not supporting her and revealed some of the most shocking conditions she has faced in the 13 years.
She recently revealed how she used an ATM card to withdraw her own money in an open letter to her father in which she said she was living under his “slave treatment”.
Spears also claimed that she had to take a shower with the door open, that she was not allowed to drink coffee, that she was forced to take medication for mental health, that she could not spend her own money and that she had even implanted an IUD contraceptive device against her will to prevent her from getting pregnant.
Spears was placed under the guardianship of Jamie and then business manager Lou M. Taylor after a series of mental health incidents.
According to Jamie’s attorneys, the conservatorship was “necessary to protect Britney in every sense of the word.”
“Her life was in shambles and she was in physical, emotional, mental and financial distress,” they said in 2008.