Britney Spears was reportedly fat-shamed by her father Jamie Spears just days after she was released from an involuntary psychiatric hold. The 39-year-old singer, fresh from calling her 2008-commenced conservatorship “abusive” during a 24-minute court appeal speech to a Los Angeles court judge last month, now sees a report from The New Yorker diving into the “nightmare” of her legal battles, also detailing a moment the Grammy winner was allegedly body-shamed by her own father.
Britney Spears body-shamed by own father
Spears, who has suggested that 68-year-old dad Jamie Spears enjoys the control he exerts over his daughter, is said to have been shamed after her second 5150 hold. The “Circus” hit-maker was already back home in L.A. and sitting on the floor with now-30-year-old sister Jamie Lynn Spears while watching television.
Jacqueline Butcher, a friend of Britney, stated:
“Jamie said, ‘Baby’ … and I thought he was going to say, ‘We love you, but you need help,” adding:
"“But what he said was, ‘You’re fat. Daddy’s gonna get you on a diet and a trainer, and you’re gonna get back in shape.'”"
The report comes some weeks after Britney made headlines for saying she wants to get back into “shape” in a bikini-clad Instagram post shared with her 31.3 million followers. Jacqueline further alleges that Jamie “wore” Britney down, saying he’s called his daughter a “w***e and a terrible mother.” Spears is a mother to teenage sons Jayden and Sean, welcomed with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Britney Spears speaks for herself
April 28 marked Spears updating her Instagram while in a bubblegum-pink bikini, high heels, and shades as she shook her hips on her home balcony and addressed her shape. Her caption mentioned her 27-year-old boyfriend and personal trainer Sam Asghari.
“In the past two weeks I’ve said that’s it … I have got to get in shape considering my boyfriend’s body is hotter than hot 🔥🔥🔥 !!!!” she wrote, continuing: “I was like S**T where the hell am I supposed to start 😂🤣🤭 … so I run a lot and try to eat clean and be mindful with my food unless I cheat, like last night when I ate a container of peanuts.”
Britney has also addressed being petite, even saying that she’s felt vulnerable at lower weights. The mom of two, a yoga lover and avid horseback rider, had made doing more “acro yoga” her 2020 New Year’s Resolution.
Britney continues to battle dad Jamie in court. The latest sees a judge firmly denying her request to have Jamie removed as her conservator – this is not, however, a response to the singer’s recent appeal.