Framing Britney Spears: Viewers Call Out The Paparazzi For Hounding Britney And Her Young Sons
Framing Britney Spears aired in the UK on Tuesday and viewers flocked to Twitter to discuss the negative impact the paparazzi and the tabloid media had on Britney's mental health.
The documentary observes the controversy around the singer's conservatorship as well as the abundant sexism Britney faced in the early aughts, has been widely discussed since in debuted in America earlier this month.
The documentary includes footage showing Britney being hounded and chased by the paparazzi shortly after she gave birth to her first son Sean Preston.
Britney was photographed in February 2006 driving with her infant son Sean Preston in her lap which led to lots of criticism surrounding her ability to care for her child and her mental health.
One person tweeted: "Just watched #FramingBritneySpears and I've so much admiration for how she was not pushed more over the edge with paparazzi and people using her for money. The questions she was asked while being interviewed were disgusting #freebritneyspears"
Another viewer said: "One this is clear from that #FramingBritneySpears doc, that girl got absolutely destroyed by the media, hoo boy, I had no idea. Vile vile behaviour from paparazzi scum too. Enlightening and enraging."
While a third person said: "No wonder Britney Spears broke! It's hard enough dealing with a break up but imagine the media literally hounding you with a baby in your arms!"
"The paparazzi saying she never asked them to leave her alone. THE AUDACITY," said another.
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One of the most talked-about moments in the Framing Britney Spears is an interview with a former member of the paparazzi that hounded Britney Spears for years named Daniel Ramos.
You can watch a short clip below:
i wish every paparazzi in the world a very unpleasant life #FramingBritneySpears pic.twitter.com/psmv0CsEk2
- alex :sparkles::revolving_hearts: (@xelamanrique) February 7, 2021
Daniel was one of the photographers who followed Britney on the day she shaved her head in 2007.
He also took the infamous pictures of Britney as she attacked his truck with an umbrella. The pictures were used in many tabloid magazines in 2007 during Britney's breakdown.
Daniel was asked about his involvement and he defended his actions. He even put some of the blame on Britney.
"In the beginning when paparazzis were following Britney, you could tell she enjoyed it," he said.
"She would give up the shots, waving. She was very friendly, a sweetheart of a girl. It was like she needed us and we needed her. We both needed each other. It was a great kind of a relationship.
"Working on her for so many years, she never gave a clue or information to us that 'I would appreciate you guys leave me the eff alone.'"
You can stream Framing Britney Spears on NOW TV.
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Topics: Britney Spears
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