Britney Spears' Instagram is a breadcrumb trail leading us into her world of mystery and seclusion.
If you want to know how Britney's doing in 2020, the closest you'll get is the pop princess' Instagram account. There are long gaps of silence followed by an avalanche of carefully curated content. Fans go for months without hearing from her, excluding official business promotion, then get heaps of glamor shots, workout and dance videos and mystical quotes.
The captions are often times more self-indulgent than the uploaded photo. It leads to a plethora of questions:
- Is Britney actually writing said captions... !! 🌸🌸😜☕️ !! or...
- Is someone pulling the wool over 23.6 million peoples' eyes?
This past week was a wild one.
Usually, people tend to post photos and videos in chronological time, but Britney's account consecutively uploaded new content where the timeline is unclear. The new posts conveniently orbited around court-related meetings this week.
- Is it a coincidence Britney's Instagram lit up around Tuesday, February 25th, when a stipulation for a medical expense allowance was issued?
- Britney's Instagram was also very active with new glamor shots on Friday, February 28th, the day Britney's business manager, Lou Taylor, was scheduled to give her deposition against Britney fan Bryan Kuchar.
Taylor sued Kuchar after he allegedly bought a website domain in her name and then posted 'defamatory' claims. The website called Taylor a "Gay Demon Exorcist." It does not appear the deposition went well for Kuchar. He posted a photo on his personal Instagram on Friday that said "God knows I tried."
One fan (@Cappycorn87) on BreatheHeavy's Exhale forum correctly predicted Britney's Instagram account would post lots of new content hours before it happened because they knew the deposition was on the docket for later in the day. The belief is that it's an attempt to distract #FreeBritney promoters from the issue at-hand.
It's all very hard to follow.
In one of Britney's new posts, she was reading letters left by fans at The Zone, an immersive merchandise experience located in Los Angeles. Britney is seen wearing a cast after sustaining an injury while dancing. Later in the day, a separate post indicated she was vacationing in Maui (sans cast).
Britney then shared a video of how she injured her foot. The video featured a montage of clips of her twirling and jumping. At the end, wearing a completely different outfit, Britney can be seen landing funny and twisting her foot. There's an audible snap before Britney plummets to the floor.
"Haven’t danced in six months so I was full throttle at this spot 🏎💥💃🏼 !!!! And yes …. I know I’m barefoot …. don’t laugh but I grip the floor better that way !!!!," Britney captioned the video. "PS you can hear where I broke my foot here 🙄🙄🙄 ….. sorry it’s kind of loud !!!!!"
Yes, very, very loud.
I showed this video to a medical professional in-person without explaining what they were about to see. Their first response was that the snap heard in the video couldn't possibly be real. If we are to believe that at face-value, it means the snap was added in later or enhanced in some way... Why? Some conspiratorial fan theories suggest it was a means to not attend The Zone during its 3-month stint.
As we fall further down the rabbit hole, there's a photo that's gone mostly unnoticed, but it's worth our undivided attention.
On Thursday, Britney posted a picture at the beach, presumably in Hawaii, but after less than one-minute, the photo was deleted. It was re-posted on Friday. In the far-side of the photo, next to her blouse and sandals, is a book titled 'Shout: The True Story of a Survivor Who Refused to be Silenced.' It's a poetry memoir by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson who advocates and writes for survivors of sexual assault.
We don't know when the photo of Britney with the book was taken, but a 20th anniversary version of the novel featuring additional content, with the cover seen in the photo, was released & published in 2019. This picture must be semi-recent.
Here's the description of the book posted on Amazon.
Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares her life and calls women to action through deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice - and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.
It's irresponsible to assume Britney is reading Shout because she identifies as a survivor of sexual assault. However, Britney is no stranger to leaving clues on her Gram for fans to decipher.
- Finds a personal connection to the memoir
- Views herself as a survivor in other capacities
- Is simply interested in the piece, or...
- The book belongs to someone else and left it on Britney's belongings.
Britney has endured personal and financial conservatorships for more than a decade, reportedly against her own volition, and a storyline for the general public is causing confusion. It appears to be on purpose.
It's unclear what the next chapter is in Britney's book, but as one of her captions put it best... "Move forward whenever you can my friends !!!!!"