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Britney Spears' famous fans and friends have her back. The 39-year-old singer spoke out for the first time at her conservatorship hearing on Wednesday, and stars including Lena Dunham, Keke Palmer, Cara Delevingne and Mariah Carey took to social media to show their support.
"I'm so angry I can't sleep, and I am depressed," she said. "I want to be heard ... I want changes and I want changes going forward. I deserve changes."
"It's enough and it makes no sense at all ... I'm done," Spears continued, accusing her father and those involved in her conservatorship of "criminal" behavior. "I want to sue my family to be totally honest with you."
Following the singer's statement, her father Jamie's attorney said, "He is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much. "
Meanwhile, Spears received lots of support from celebrities and fans.
After the singer addressed the court, Lena Dunham posted a lengthy essay on Instagram in defense of Spears, saying that she will never forget where she was when Spears spoke out, much like how her mother will always remember the moon landing.
Keke Palmer was another to throw her support behind the pop star. "Stay strong Britney, you are a fierce representation of what it means to fight for your life. Just imagine how many other people have gone through this and said nothing and the ones that still are out of fear," she wrote along with a lengthy statement. "I’m so inspired by your courage and pray for you release. ♥️"
Jameela Jamil referenced Tahani Al-Jamil, her celebrity-obsessed character from The Good Place, as she supported Spears.
"Wishing All the luck in the world to Tahani’s good friend, Britney Spears today," she wrote. "It is the most bizarre theft of freedom that has happened right in front of our eyes for over a decade now, and I hope she finds assistance with organizing her life that she is comfortable with now."
Wishing All the luck in the world to Tahani’s good friend, Britney Spears today. It is the most bizarre theft of freedom that has happened right in front of our eyes for over a decade now, and I hope she finds assistance with organizing her life that she is comfortable with now.
Chrishell Stause tweeted, "I will 1000% RIOT if Britney is not freed. We are SO PROUD of you @britneyspears ! Listening to her call is equal parts heartbreaking and infuriating. #freebritneyNOW and then change the laws #FreeBritney."
Britney Spears has every right to be angry. How would you feel if your life was stolen, dissected, mocked? I pray she gets to live your life on her terms. STOP CONTROLLING WOMEN. #FreeBritney – The Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/qyV9oNnLQt
Britney having an IUD implanted against her will is beyond terrifying. The trauma and abuse is so triggering and horrific. #FreeBritney A man still has control over this woman’s body. Jamie Spears your reign is ending.
How is what has been done to Britney Spears not a human rights crime? Isolation, controlling her capacity to reproduce without her consent, forcing her to work under inhumane conditions. If she were any other person the people who did this to her would be in jail.