The internet star gets all the calls that he was correct, but he wants people to be focused — and he is ready to leave alone.
The ongoing situation isn’t only for Chris Crocker or his “Leave Britney Alone” video and its message. It’s about Britney Spears finally breaking the silence about conservatorship and working hard for her freedom out from under it.
Since Britney’s blistering conservatorship testimony, a series of videos and messages are posted that has rocked the nation, Chris has advised people to stop tagging him in posts saying he was right as the benevolent feelings are causing his CPTSD, and it shouldn’t be about him, nevertheless.
He posted to his Instagram page on Saturday, “Keep the energy on BRITNEY’s voice being HEARD.”
On Friday, the unwilling internet star probed more with a new video where he comprehensibly went through the harassment he bore after his original video, though also listing his feelings about “he was right” and Britney’s present situation.
Quickly, he said that while he escalates the mawkishness behind those cries of support for his message then, he has by no means been a perfect ally for Britney even since then. As a youngster, he accepted into tabloid stories that Britney detested the video – he doesn’t know she knows and got angry.
He was only getting through. “I was already taking hits from the LGBT community saying I was an embarrassment for crying over a celebrity and I was feminine and gender-expressive at the time, which wasn’t accepted,” he explained. “But I felt like, I’m taking all these hits, some physical at gay bars, and the person I made this about doesn’t like me.”
Ultimately, his erudite over the resulting decade or more is that it’s not all about him — a life lesson most learn in their 20s. “Britney doesn’t owe me or anyone anything, he said. “So even if she thought I was weird or didn’t like the video, that’s her prerogative. I might have thought I was weird, too.”
He also strained to bounce from all the sarcasm being emitted at other stars who were maybe not as much of kind or supportive of Britney in the last few years. “We’ve all made mistakes,” he insisted. “Hopefully now as a society, we’re all able to be aware of where things are at. That’s what’s important. Not trying to retroactively clap for me or persecute other people, okay? The point is we’ve all gotten to a point where we see what the f— is going on.”
“This woman has given us enough. She never had to give us anything. All of the art and entertainment and performances and brilliance that she’s given us through her art, and just an inspiration for years,” he continued. “For that alone, she doesn’t owe us anything and just deserves to be free and happy.”
The final point in the whole message is, “I made the ‘Leave Britney Alone’ video because I felt like people should leave [her] alone,” he concluded his thoughts. “And I feel like now, hopefully, the conservatorship ends and she can live her life the way she f—— wants to live it.”
He much-admired Britney in a TikTok video that she is now speaking out and doesn’t really want people paying attention to him or his video from so long ago.
“It’s about Britney’s voice being heard and that’s what I’m so happy about, is she gets to be heard,” he said. “No one has to speak for her and I think all we want is for Britney’s voice to be heard and for her to have her freedoms because that’s what she deserves.”
Britney delivered in her testimony almost the same message, where she likened life under the conservatorship to “abuse.” “I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized, you know, fake it till you make it, but now I’m telling you the truth, OK, I’m not happy,” Britney said. “I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.”
She told a terrible picture of abuse from being forced to achieve despite her complaints to being prohibited to have kids with her boyfriend Sam Asghari because the conservatorship won’t allow her to get her IUD detached. She further said she was on lithium against her will after she shut down her Vegas residency.
“Not only did my family not do a g—— thing, but my dad was also all for it,” she said of the drug. “Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad … My whole family did nothing.”
She said thought her father, organization, and everyone involved in the conservatorship would be imprisoned. “I also would like to be able to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them,” she added.
The toofab, “after her statement, Spears agreed that further developments in the proceedings relating her conservatorship — including possibly having it removed — could be shifted to a more private setting.”