Over 100,000 People Sign Petition to 'Free Britney Spears' | 22 Words

For the last couple of months, Britney Spears has been uploading a series of strange videos to Instagram - fuelling the "Free Britney" movement like never before. So much so, that a petition has now been launched.

You won't believe all the sinister details fans are unearthing...

 

Britney Spears has battled through years of mental health problems...

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And, this week, matters have reached new heights, with fans launching a "Free Britney" petition.

Britney was catapulted into fame from a young age.

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Since starring in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, aged eleven, she embarked on a highly successful career as a singer and performer with the release of the hit single "...Baby One More Time" in 1998.

Britney quickly became one of the most famous popstars of her decade.

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With hits such as "Oops, I did it again," "Slave 4 U," and "Britney," the Mississippi born singer consistently topped the charts.

She was even affectionately hailed the princess of pop.

Britney seemed to be at the peak of her career - churning out hit after hit.

But, early on, Britney's life started to take a turn for the worst.

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Bad press began during Britney's breakup from husband and childhood sweetheart, Justin Timberlake, which was a very public and ugly split.

Justin famously sold Britney out following the ugly breakup...

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The singer sat down for an interview on 20/20 in which he revealed that he had, in fact, been intimate with Spears - even though the singer had repeatedly told the press that she planned on remaining a virgin until marriage.

Things only got worse from there.

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Britney's mental health began to dramatically deteriorate, and the endless attention and pressure from the public and the press alike started to take its toll.

And in 2007, Britney finally snapped.

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The singer suffered a highly-public breakdown in the full glare of the world's spotlight.

Her breakdown was triggered by a number of different factors...

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She had spent years battling mental health problems and, after her split from husband Kevin Federline, the father of her 2 sons, she headed to rehab in Antigua.

However, her stay didn't last...

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Birtney checked herself out after only twenty-four hours and flew back to L.A.

The pictures of her hacking her own hair off shocked the world.

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Britney had walked into Esther's Hair Salon in Tarzana, an upmarket neighborhood of LA, and asked the owner to shave her head because her hair extensions were too tight. And, when the hairdresser refused, the singer grabbed the clippers and went on to shave off her long locks herself.

Britney's breakdown was publicized all over the world.

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The image of Britney, then aged thirty-seven, emerging from the salon with a freshly-shaven head and attacking a paparazzo's car with an umbrella became one of the most famous snaps of that decade.

A few months following this, Britney was hospitalized.

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In January 2008, she was seen being carried out of her house after reportedly overdosing on prescription amphetamines and locking herself in the bathroom with her youngest son, Jayden, as she refused to hand him back to Federline, who had full custody of the children.

It was a long road to recovery for the pop star...

But she was gradually able to rebuild her relationship with her sons after regaining some of her custody rights and get healthy, before eventually starting to focus on her music comeback. And, despite a few health issues along the way, Britney has become an icon in her own right.

She has gone on to win a number of awards...

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And has since continued making huge strides forward, winning back custody of her children, making more successful music, landing a lucrative residency in Las Vegas, and having a number of healthy relationships. She is even in a happy, long-term relationship with her actor boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

However, one sinister consequence of her breakdown still remains to this day.

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Since her 2007 breakdown, Britney's dad, Jamie, has had full control over pretty much every aspect of her life.

A Los Angeles court named Jamie as the permanent conservator of his daughter’s affairs in 2008...

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And he was named as the permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.

Fans believe that, to this day, Britney's dad dictates her every move...

And many are finding the whole set up to be incredibly problematic, not to mention detrimental to Britney's mental health and overall wellbeing.

In fact, this post went viral are for some seriously sinister things about the conservatorship.

"I know some people’s instincts might be to not take this seriously or laugh because the world has made a joke of her existence to a certain extent, but this is a woman who is denied access to her own children, finances, and any control over her own life. The law is corrupt and so are the middle-aged men who are ruining a thriving, successful woman’s life," wrote the fan on Instagram.

And, last week, concerns about the star's wellbeing have arisen once more...

The star has been consistently posting a series of bizarre videos, most of which she is pulling off some pretty strange dance moves. But, in one of her most recent, people are convinced that she is issuing a cryptic cry for help.

This video sparked concern among her fans.

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Britney shared a strange video of her showing off her new flowers along to The Weeknd's hit song, "Blinding Lights," and people are convinced that there is a hidden message.

In the strange video, Britney can be seen smiling robotically at the camera while showing off a bouquet of flowers...

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The music starts playing before the pop star can be seen slowly walking in and out of the frame, all while maintaining eye contact with the camera.

Yet, despite how bizarre the video is, people are more concerned by her caption.

"HOLY HOLY CRAP !!!!!! My florist surprised me today by making the flower arrangement all different colors  ….. I was so excited I threw on my favorite yellow shirt and just had to SHARE !!!!" she captioned the video. The description of her "favorite yellow shirt" seems a bit random and unnecessary, doesn't it?

Well, her caption could actually be a cry for help.

One Twitter user has come forward with "evidence" that could confirm that Britney used the video to subtly ask for her help.

They shared this:

A screenshot from one of Britney's uploads prior to the flower video shows a user commenting on June 27th: "If you need help wear yellow in your next video." In the video, which was posted a few days later on July 2nd, Britney is wearing her "favorite yellow shirt", which she emphasizes in the caption.

People are convinced that Britney was communicating that she isn't okay...

And that, by slowly walking in and out of the frame and showing off her "favorite yellow shirt," she was actually crying out for help.

Her fans desperately want to help the star...

But, while she remains under the tight control of her father, they are unsure of what to do, especially since the star has an upcoming court hearing for the conservatorship on July 22nd.

Some fans are taking matters into their own hands.

Supporters of the Free Britney movement have set up a petition that has so far been signed over 102,000 times.

Now that it has received over 100,000 signatures...

The White House has to respond.

Signatures are growing by the minute...

"Since 2008 Britney Spears has been in a conservatorship that gives her conservator full control over her personal life & finances/estate. Conservatorships are typically used for those that are SEVERELY mentally ill," the petition reads. "Since ‘08, she has been on 3 world tours with dangerous flying & fire stunts. It’s safe to say she is sane enough to feed and clothe herself. With this conservatorship, she is unable to properly fight for her freedom as she isn’t legally allowed to hire her own lawyer. We need this petition so that Britney can hire her own lawyer and live a normal life as a 38-year-old woman with 2 kids."

The discussion about mental health has never before been so rife...

And now, people are furious at the stark comparison of Britney's treatment regarding her mental health to Kanye West's treatment. Keep scrolling for the full story...