June 29, 2021

Britney's Plight Takes Flight, And Putin's "Troops" Speak Out


Britney's Plight Takes Flight, And Putin's "Troops" Speak Out
The "Troops of Putin" speak out in support of Britney Spears's freedom Screenshot from “Отряды Путина Soc Sprav” on YouTube

On June 23, pop singer Britney Spears appeared in court to denounce the controlling behavior of her father, doctors, and managers, and to request that her father’s guardianship over her fortune will be terminated. She is not, however, the only one speaking up in her defense.

A group of middle-aged Putin supporters known as the “Troops of Putin” (Отряды Путина) published a video decrying her maltreatment. Why the "Troops of Putin" felt the need to chime in on this specific issue is beyond us.

“We are the troops of Putin. We heard today about Britney Spears  – it is such a horror! How this poor girl was mocked for 13 years! How did she bear it all? Finally, she has expressed her wish – to be a person, not a slave, and not be a nobody. Such a horror. No leaving the home… How is it possible? A healthy, normal woman. Everyone loved her, in all countries…”

The woman representing the group could not comprehend how Britney “did such a thing that she was deprived of everything.”

Britney was originally placed under the guardianship of her father in 2008 after she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. However, in her court appearance, Britney claimed that she was forced to work seven days a week for many years while under the influence of potent medications and was also prevented from marrying and having another child.

While they perhaps do not grasp the full extent of Britney's situation, the sympathy of the Troops is heartening in a time where so many are facing restrictions outside of their control. “You must give her freedom. You are magnificent, you will survive it, you are brave! Hold strong, girl!

 

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