They held banners, signs and even baked cookies with the now-viral hashtag, #FreeBritney.
It is these staunch and loyal advocates who have questioned Spears’ conservatorship for years and who have been a regular at her hearings since 2019.
But the hearing earlier this week was different.
In her post, which features a video of filming and riding, she wrote in part, “Thank you to my fans who have supported me… You didn’t know that meant anything. What does it mean to me to be supported by such amazing fans!!!! God bless you all!!!!!”
Spears also mentioned hiring her new attorney, Mathew Rosengart.
CNN spoke to three of the founders of Free Britney LA, a group or Spears fans who support the singer’s desire to end her conservatorship, about what redundancy means. Spears’ public recognition of them.
Leanne Simmons told CNN: “I’m overjoyed to see Britney riding and wheeling on Instagram just hours after the judge approved her choice of counsel. “I can only imagine how hopeful she must feel now that she has an attorney of her own choosing. Whoever has the final say on social media posts. Her caption ended with #FreeBritney and it was definitely a proud moment for the movement.”
Megan Radford said, “It’s always been hard to know for sure if Britney really manages her social media, but it seems she’s taking more control following her testimony on June 23. Seen her use of the hashtag #FreeBritney is so surreal. Britney Spears has officially joined the #FreeBritney movement. There’s nothing stopping us now.”
Junior Olivas recounted his feelings, “I was really shocked when I saw the hashtag #FreeBritney on her Instagram! It made me wonder if something has changed with her social network. . Her social network itself is a mystery. We know a lot of people have access to it. But when I first read it, in my opinion, it felt very real, like a real Britney caption. It makes me happy.”
She also called her situation “ruthless”.
The next hearing is scheduled for September 29.
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