LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singer Britney Spears on Tuesday spoke of recent documentaries about her life and career, describing them as “hypocritical” for replicating her personal problems and criticizing the media for being the first to report them.
The documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” launched by FX and The New York Times in February, began with examining the artist’s rise to fame in her teens, subsequent media scrutiny and her widely publicized breakdown.
This month the BBC launched the Battle for Britney: Fans, Money and Conservation campaign in the UK. It will premier in the US and Canada on May 11 on the UK channel’s Select streaming service.
Spears did not mention any of the products in an Instagram post, but she did talk about “several documentaries about me this year with others copying from my life.”
“These documentaries are very hypocritical … they criticize the media and then do the same,” he added.
In March, she said she cried for two weeks after watching a portion of “Framing Britney Spears”.
Also on Tuesday, the BBC said in a statement that its documentary “explores the complexities of treatment with care and sensitivity”.
“He does not take sides and has a diverse group of collaborators,” the statement added.
A spokesman for the New York Times declined to comment.
(Written by Lisa Richwin)
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