Chris Crocker shares his ideas on Britney Spears’ authorized proceedings after being one of many few individuals who didn’t mock her within the aughts
Remember the viral video Chris Crocker made the place he advised individuals to depart Britney Spears alone? As a refresher, Crocker’s 2007 video made headlines throughout a time when nearly EVERYONE had an opinion on Spear’s public struggles. At the time, the singer had been beneath fireplace for a collection of very public stumbles and a then 19-year-old Crocker strongly defended the singer in what would go on to turn into one of many first viral YouTube movies. In retrospect, Crocker was one of many few individuals who appeared to have any empathy for Spears on the time and the once-viral video star is talking out amid Spears’ current authorized woes.
Spears’ current assertion is the primary time the singer spoke concerning the conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008. It got here after she was initially hospitalized and obtained psychiatric remedy and now Spears is petitioning the court docket to take away her father Jamie Spears from his place as joint conservator of her monetary and medical affairs.
At Wednesday’s listening to, Britney stated, concerning her life beneath conservatorship, “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. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day.”
Following the star’s current digital listening to, the place the singer spoke about her “abusive” conservatorship, the now 33-year-old Crocker supplied his tackle the megastar authorized woes.
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“I don’t feel it’s my place to speak on it,” Chris advised followers in a TikTok video. “I feel like today is about Britney being able to be heard and what she wants to say and her getting her freedom and her happiness back.”
The influencer went on to say, “It’s not about what I or anyone else has to say. It’s about Britney’s voice being heard and that’s what I’m so happy about, is she gets to be heard. 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.”
Crocker’s 2007 video about Spears was mocked and laughed at, however watching it now in 2021 is eye-opening as he was seemingly the one individual with any empathy for the singer.
“I know it’s hard to see Britney Spears as a person, but she is,” Crocker begins off the video. “She’s like you or I….all I care about is Britney’s well-being. All I want is for you to get well.”
Crocker just lately uploaded a video about his mind set through the time he recorded his notorious “Leave Britney Alone” video. The influencer admitted that on the time of filming, his mom, an Iraq vet, was homeless and likewise dwelling with psychological sickness.
“My whole family was trying to get them to believe in my mom again, so the parallel between what she was going through, me trying to tell people no, Britney can still turn this around like don’t throw her away like this,” Crocker defined. “That’s why I made the video and I was so upset and some people thought I was dramatic. I was fighting for my mom to get better.”
Crocker additionally admitted that after the 2007 video went viral, information that Spears didn’t seem to understand the video despatched him right into a spiral. That, coupled with the truth that he was the punchline of jokes at his expense, precipitated him to resent the singer. “I didn’t handle it the best way. Thinking she didn’t like me made me resentful. It made me feel like, ‘what was this for.’” That’s modified, he stated. Spears “doesn’t owe me or anyone, anything, even if she thought my video was weird, that was her prerogative,” Crocker advised followers.
Crocker’s assist of Spears has re-emerged as a spotlight of what sort of assist the general public ought to have supplied Spears. (We’re wanting in your course, Justin Timberlake).
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“I made the ‘Live Britney Alone’ video because I felt like people should leave you alone,” Chris stated on Instagram, “and I feel like now, hopefully, the conservatorship ends and she can live her life the way she fucking wants to live it.”