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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:53 PM

Who the fuck cares about Britney Spears?!?!?!

Just ranting at my husband who justified it because "It's on the news."
Damn! Even in my household.

Maybe I drank too much wine too quickly - but really.
Who the fuck cares about Britney Spears?

BTW, I'm usually more demure in my language, but really???

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Reply Who the fuck cares about Britney Spears?!?!?! (Original post)
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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:54 PM

1. I do. What was done to her was a travesty of justice.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:03 PM

8. +1

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:50 PM

33. +2

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:00 PM

42. Damn right.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:08 PM

56. +1000

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:31 PM

65. Serious injustice.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:45 PM

71. Agreed.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:18 PM

80. 6 shows a week in Vegas,

but not mentally competent to make any decisions,

Get out of here, creepy.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:27 PM

88. Agreed and father became millionaire sucking up those trustee fees

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #88)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:04 AM

101. I am sure he was stealing from her...let's hope he goes directly to jail.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:05 AM

93. This!

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:13 AM

98. agreed nt

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:35 PM

128. Words out of my mouth

 

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:54 PM

2. CNN

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:54 PM

3. ugly sentiment

you don't have to care, no one is telling you to care

those of us who have family members with mental health issues may care about how she has been treated (and I have never been a fan)

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:48 PM

83. Britney's dad "Texased" her

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:05 AM

102. My daughter has mental health issues... so there is that. Also, I think what he did was horrifying..

he basically stole her life she lived like a slave to him.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #102)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:19 PM

121. hard to judge from the outside

but for sure Britney is not happy with the arrangement and it seems that for a long time, her input just was not considered at all

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Response to Skittles (Reply #121)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:30 PM

124. She was a slave and I read about the meds she was given, I have some experience with this,

that medicine is not appropriate for what she has. Dear old Dad couldn't get rid of the guardianship fast enough when he realized the new lawyer was going to audit his handling of her money. I expect he was stealing her money and lived very well off her hard work...and the woman who helped him is in trouble too I expect. I hope they both go to jail. Brittany wasn't even allowed to remove an IUD. She is a grown woman and should choose how she lives her life. I have never heard of any man living under this sort of thing...shades of when the Kennedy daughter was given a lobotomy because she was allegedly promiscuous.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:57 PM

4. If the issue were made in a larger context, maybe

but I just see this as sensationalism. How many non celebrities are in the same boat? Do you think that this coverage will change anything for them - I don't see this as the purpose.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:04 PM

9. Maybe the purpose

Is right in front of us. If it were Sally Jones no one would pay attention but Ms Spears is an international woman fighting for her rights. This brings attention to the issue n we should care about her and all the Sally Jones we donít hear about. Being subservient while others take her earnings is wrong and she wants her life back. I am not a fan of her music but Iím sympathetic.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:10 AM

105. The issue is in a larger context. She was victim to a classic ploy used to control women.

She is a very visible example of a wider problem.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:57 PM

5. I do.

Guardianship issues, especially as they relate to women, need to be examined. I'm glad the media is giving this coverage.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:58 PM

6. Because this has far reaching effects for others

This effects people with mental health issues and women in general. Do you think a man would have experienced this? Where was Charlie Sheenís conservatorship? Why do conservators ships disproportionally effect women?

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:09 PM

10. Maybe I'm just bein hysterical

I'm well acquainted with having a close relationship with a person with mental health issues - who happened to be a male. No conservatorship for him. I understand the issue, but why does coverage of this only become important because it involves a celebrity?

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:28 PM

20. I get what you are saying

I think a lot of us were just unaware of these issues until it involved someone famous.

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:37 PM

24. Thank you

I care about Sally Jones.
Let's see if this changes any policies or procedures.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:20 PM

123. because that is the nature of news?

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:03 PM

127. Maybe you will find this podcast enlightening

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:11 PM

14. or Kanye West's.

if a woman said or acted like him, she'd be raked over the coals

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:56 PM

39. Yup.

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Response to JennyMominFL (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:01 PM

43. What Charlie did was worse.

He knowingly infected people with HIV.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #43)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:49 PM

74. Hell, I forgot about him.

So true.

And Kanye? Yikes.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:01 PM

7. I do.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:09 PM

11. I do.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:10 PM

12. Guardianship can be a slippery slope

when there is no oversight over the guardian. Someone could come in and strip you of your possessions, home and even keep you away from family members. It is a huge and lucrative business.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:10 PM

13. I find myself saying that a lot about a lot of things that are posted

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:12 PM

15. I DO!

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:13 PM

16. My guess is that you apparently do so

at least enough to create a thread about her. If you don't like the news coverage change the channel or turn it off.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:39 PM

25. Don't want to get into a brawl

over the remote - therefore the rant here.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:01 PM

44. You can't go into another room?

Pick up a book?

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #44)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:07 PM

53. Why should I leave the room?

Because I'm a woman?

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #53)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:26 PM

62. Huh?

Iím a woman and I live with a woman.

Iím perfectly capable of leaving the room if I donít want to watch what sheís watching. And vice versa.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #53)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:41 PM

82. How would I know you're a woman anyway?

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:14 PM

17. I care

She had her reproductive rights taken away from her. It was disgusting.

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Response to ellie (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:11 PM

78. She was also forcibly drugged

and her children were used as pawns against her. It sounds a lot like human trafficking.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #78)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:08 AM

103. Let me tell you...drugs for mental illness if they are misused and since Lithium was one of the

drugs clearly Daddy found a compliant doctor (totally rarely rarely used these days) can cause all sorts of miserable side effects which probably was his goal.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:16 PM

18. I think it is because this is a universal problem of women being controlled by fathers, husbands,

sons and other male relatives and of course powerful males in government and our Judicial system that allows that kind of abuse.

Yes, what happened to Brittany can happen to men, but can you name any messed up young men stars who were allowed to be controlled this way?

edits, add: is, move text to add, undo cap F.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:33 PM

22. When the full story is told, it won't just be men that exploited her.

The conservatorship was managed day-to-day by a woman, IIRC.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:10 AM

104. I hope both her sperm donor and the woman involved go to jail.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #104)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 10:28 AM

111. Sperm Donor?

You mean Kevin Federline? I wasn't aware he was involved in the Conservatorship.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #111)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:33 PM

125. I meant her father...not acting like a father.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:22 PM

19. Lots of people do

Don't get them started!

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Response to ornotna (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:02 PM

46. Nice.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #46)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:45 PM

70. Thanks!

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:31 PM

21. I care. What happened to her was outrageous.

and I'm not particularly a fan of jailbait pop. I do respect her talent.

Her entire life has been controlled by others for their profit. It's hard to see the Conservatorship as anything other than exploitation. She had a nervous breakdown because the Paparazzi were hounding her relentlessly; she wasn't "crazy". The details of the control exercised over her life are mortifying. This is an adult woman with children.

I want everyone to be free.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:33 PM

23. I care about the principles involved in this case.

Maybe other people aren't bothered when adult women are completely robbed of their autonomy?

Maybe you don't care about Texas either?

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:42 PM

27. Yes, I do care about Texas

That was a tremendous leap. The Texas issue isn't based on celebrity.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:49 PM

32. So a celebrity is being exploited and oppressed, it doesn't matter?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:53 PM

36. I feel the reason she's supported by many people

is because of her celebrity. They wouldn't give a fig (sobered up now) if it were about Sally Jones. And I don't think that most people watching network news see this as a larger issue. It's all about Britney for them.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #36)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:55 PM

37. So your issue is about who supports Britney Spears, and why?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #37)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:59 PM

41. No

My issue is that *the* issue is only being addressed because of her celebrity.
When Sally Jones gets justice, I'll shut up.

I think you're not getting my point.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #41)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:03 PM

48. Yeah I guess if you see this happening to her and then not doing anything about it for people who

aren't celebrities, then yeah, seems like the coverage is pretty worthless.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #48)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:59 PM

84. Well done.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #84)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:13 PM

85. This shit's too weird for a Wednesday.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #85)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:18 PM

86. Lol!

Iíve had a weird Wednesday anyway. You just made me laugh, and I needed it!

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #86)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:19 PM

87. I hear you! This week has been something else.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:19 PM

60. Texas is still about women's autonomy.

They took away Britney's reproductive choice, too.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:41 PM

26. Plenty do. Her struggle has raised the awareness of just how many people are in the same bind.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:43 PM

28. I do - I hope the conservatorship gets dropped

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:44 PM

29. Throw out the TV.

Put on some music (probably NOT Ms. Spears), and open another bottle girl. You got this!

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Response to TallMike (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:47 PM

30. Django Reinhardt

Thanks for the advice.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #30)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:53 PM

35. love him nt

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:47 PM

31. Just ignore it. Nt

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:53 PM

34. Well you clearly so since you decided to make it a topic.

You can't practice your own self censorship and learn how to ignore what doesn't interest you? Most of the rest of us can.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:55 PM

38. Because this would never have happened to a man.

R. Kelly?

I donít think Britney was raping anyone.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:58 PM

40. Would they have done it to a man?

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #40)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:01 PM

45. Who is "they?"

I would have to do the research to answer you honestly.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #45)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:04 PM

49. The collective they.

Name a famous man forced into conservatorship.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #49)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:05 PM

50. That's exactly my point!

Why does someone have to be famous to care about them?

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #50)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:08 PM

55. It wasn't my point.

Name any man forced into a conservatorship and forced to enrich others while amassing a personal net worth of $60 million dollars.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #55)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:47 PM

72. Thank you.

This thread is so revealing.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #72)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:16 PM

79. Agree.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #50)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:13 AM

106. No court would have gone along with it if she was a man...did you know her stupid father claimed

Dementia and she was having SEX...OMG. One of the Kennedy girls was given a lobotomy, and this is not that different. Hopefully, no permanent damage has been done.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:02 PM

47. any other people with mental health issues you want to mock today?

thread trashed

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Response to ZonkerHarris (Reply #47)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:12 PM

58. I did not mock Britney

I mocked people who care about people because of their celebrity.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #58)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:28 PM

63. Then you're missing the point,

that many are trying to make to you on this thread.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #58)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:54 PM

77. If that's what you think you did then explaining it to you will make no difference.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #58)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:08 AM

94. Yeah, you did mock her and her decades-long abuse

Own up and take responsibility for it.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:05 PM

51. I care.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:05 PM

52. i wanna delete her, bruce + kardashians + most teevee shit from my brain.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:08 PM

54. ?

What is wrong with you...

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Response to rockodman (Reply #54)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:21 PM

61. Nothing

I care about the issue, but I get annoyed that issues that have been going on for such a long time are only mentioned in a sensational way when a celebrity is involved, ignoring the fact that other (non celebrities) have been historically suffering from such oppression.

Most people will watch and gawk at the news, say "how horrible" for whatever celebrity, forgetting that there are so many other people with the same issue. And then.....and then.... they'll do absolutely nothing about it, but feel righteous because they said "how horrible."

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #61)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:29 PM

64. You've moved the goalposts in this thread lol.

I can see why.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #64)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:02 AM

91. Drunk vs Sober

I did explain that in my OP.
Rage at my clueless spouse I brought here (sorry about that).

Can't stand the culture of celebrity and arm chair warriors who don't get off their tushes to actually do anything.
Actually my mother did something similar to my sister in her will - she gave control of my sister's share of her Trust to my brother because my mom didn't think that my sister was capable of managing it - the next in line for *her* trust was me - the youngest.
I know it's small potatoes compared to Britney, but the concept is the same.

After months of family fights, my sister got control of her share, but so much money was wasted on attorney fees.


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Response to Mossfern (Reply #61)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:09 AM

95. Moving those goalposts so far

Must have hurt your back.

Make some tea and have a rest!

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #95)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:36 PM

115. The goal posts weren't moved

I still feel the same way.
I've just explained my rage about the culture of celebrity.
When policies and practices are changed for everyone dealing with this, I'll offer my apologies to all here who were offended by my OP.


My back is strong and fine - thank you for your concern.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:08 PM

57. I care because I don't think she should lose her rights

Over mild mental health issues in the past.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:13 PM

59. Not a fan of her music, but I care about her situation and the issue of abusive conservators. Nt

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:36 PM

66. I care about her. Everyone that has worked with her or met her says

she is one of the kindest and sweetest people they met. People in the lgbtq community that worked with her love her.

She was exploited when she was still a teenager with all the talk about her being a virgin and waiting until she becomes "legal" and other bs.

There are the larger legal issues but I feel a lot of sympathy for her just as the person she is.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #66)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:29 AM

109. Good to hear. She personally seemed like a nice person

My preteen daughter was a fan years ago. ("Oops! I Did it Again" etc)
Even when Britney started having issues around 2004, she did not seem mean spirited

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:37 PM

67. I agree. Couldn't give a shit.

She'll never have to be homeless or be without medical care. Sorry, but most people
have it a lot worse (at least materially). Our world is literally dying from climate change
and our country under threat from authoritarians. I don't hate Britney. I don't know Britney - and
she is completely outside the compass of my concern. She is a distraction that the media pushes.
There is so much tragedy - real fucking tragedy that we face or will soon face - that I won't
get sucked into that irrelevant shit.

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Response to harumph (Reply #67)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:10 AM

96. JFC

What happened to you to make you lack compassion for what's happened to Spears?!

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:41 PM

68. I guess you can see how many care about her.

Itís kinda feels like a judgement that people only care when itís a celebrity.

Most people are not that shallow. Especially considering no one has claimed to particularly like her work.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #68)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:51 PM

76. Spot on.

Iíve never listened to her music except inadvertently.

How many male stars could we name that could have perhaps benefited from a guardianship?

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #76)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:13 AM

97. Same

Have disliked her music always, although she does what she does very, very well.

I have felt bad for her since she was a kid, and especially the last couple decades.

Did Charlie Sheen have a conservatorship? Kanye? Nope.

Britney was Yellow Wallpapered, and her sweat made her fucking father a multi-millionaire.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #68)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:20 PM

122. She appeals to a certain age group: Preteens

She was in the Mickey Mouse Club before she started a solo career. Since most people on DU are gen-x and boomers, there aren't going to be too many on here who were big Britany fans.

My daughter liked her when she was between 10 and 12. My daughter was born in 1990

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:42 PM

69. Leave Britney alone.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #69)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:49 PM

75. Now you've done it

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:48 PM

73. I think people were shocked by the level of control her father

had over her life.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 08:27 PM

81. I don't give a rats ass about her...

...with that said.

I do wonder what kind of precedent this will create. Her father may certainly have been overbearing on the conservatorship and should probably be reviewed. But out of the blue when I was bored, I clicked on an article about it. She wants to end it without a mental health evaluation and have a choice on taking her meds. That's really bad voodoo.

We already know how bad she can spiral out of control and we will see it again if there are no guardrails...or worse. Her father did a 180 I've read, probably to force an evaluation by the courts. That tells me something. And yes, maybe he should no longer be in charge, but, is she capable? A professional needs to answer that.

As for precedent, how this turns out in the end will effect all future judgements due to the high profile....and it will probably not be the right one.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #81)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:16 PM

90. I saw pictures of her recently. She does not look very good

She seems to have trouble putting her eye makeup on the right way and her hair is weird...stuff like that.....

It makes me worry about her future. I personally liked her and my daughter bought her CDs back in the way.
OTOH, her dad has been in charge for 13 years and it would have been nice if there had been a compromise 5 years ago or so.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #90)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:16 AM

107. They had her drugged up...now she has an attorney and some autonomy, I expect she will look and

feel better. I have to wonder if their end game was suicide...the drugs she was given and the way she was treated were awful. She was practically worked to death by her so-called father.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:29 PM

89. de rec nt

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:05 AM

92. I care about how women and the mentally ill are discrimated against and mistreated

And how they are often financially and emotionally abused, and given no body autonomy. It is 2021 and Spears is being "Yellow Wallpapered."

It is pretty gross you don't.

Wow.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #92)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:17 AM

108. I agree completely.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:37 AM

99. I care about her.

 

She was used and exploited by her parents.

Her father tried to declare her incompetent to control her money.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:03 AM

100. I care. It is typical of how women are treated...you ever heard of a guy having this done to him?

I hope Daddy dearest and the so-called manager rot in prison.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 10:12 AM

110. If she is an adult let her make her own mistakes

and spend her own money like the rest of us.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:45 AM

112. And if we stop talking about Britney, there'll be more time to talk about the British Royals!

That said, there are legal issues on conservatorship that the Spears case brings up.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #112)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:36 PM

126. Her father said she suffered from Dementia...and I can only conclude the doctors were paid off...

This is about rights for women and for those who suffer from mental illness.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:49 AM

113. This post didn't go well for you. Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #113)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:49 PM

117. I think I got a damn good return

on one drunken post.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #113)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 05:10 PM

118. Insightful and relevant. As always.

 

You shine out like a shaft of gold when all around it is dark.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #118)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 05:38 PM

119. Thanks!!

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #113)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:00 PM

120. this is just gloating

if we are to care about Britney, that's fine, but do we have to be asses to other DUers?

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:55 AM

114. I'll never forget when CNN ran a story about her...

as a main news story. It was not part of an entertainment segment and it was so strange to us as we were watching. It was a loooooong time ago and we were just stunned that this was "news".

Now it's all burred together on every channel. Now we get to see an interview with who is on the Bachelor right up there with soldiers leaving Afghanistan.

Do I care about her as a person? Yes. Should she be on the news? Nah.

I guess she falls in the showbiz across media rule here on DU.

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Response to Mossfern (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:44 PM

116. no such thing

...as too much wine too quickly...

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