britney spears celebs, conservatorship

‘No one should be treated like this’: Celebs react to Britney Spears’ court hearing

Several celebrities have spoken out

Britney Spears is currently fighting for her freedom amidst the grueling legal proceedings surrounding the conservatorship that her father holds. Since 2008, it has been revealed that everything from her finances to her fertility has been controlled by her family members, and details are starting to emerge depicting to exactly what shocking extent this vice grip over her life has become. In the hours since the first details emerged from the courthouse, many celebs have taken to Twitter to vocalise their support for Britney Spears.

So, from ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake to fellow musicians Halsey and Mariah Carey, here are all the celebs that have spoken out in support of Britney Spears during her ongoing conservatorship battle.

Justin Timberlake

Ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake tweeted a thread of support for Britney, acknowledging that their past was troublesome but telling followers that “no woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body”.

“Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time.”

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian tweeted her message of support shortly before Justin, telling Britney that she deserves “better” and that “no one should be treated like this”.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, who has shared a relationship with Britney since they first came up together, tweeted last night that she loves Britney and wants her to “stay strong”.


Halsey, a musician that has never shied away from discussing important topics with her following on Twitter, posted two separate messages toward Britney.

The first expressed admiration for Britney’s courage in “speaking up for herself” and called the system of conservatorship “abusive”.

Secondly, she spoke about the news that Britney had received an IUD as part of her conservatorship, saying: “F*** anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person’s reproductive health”.


Singer and songwriter Tinashe kept it short and sweet with a message of love for Britney, being the only celeb on the list to directly @ her.

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan voiced her thoughts on proceeding in a one-minute video in which she claimed Britney has been “controlled by greed and evil” and that she herself knows “the cost of control”.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Star of Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker kept her support short and sweet – simply tweeting #FreeBritney.

Vera Wang

Vera Wang also used the #FreeBritney hashtag, which has been trending on and off ever since news first broke that Britney would be contesting her conservatorship.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil referenced her character on The Good Place in her tribute to Britney Spears, before calling the issue a “bizarre theft of freedom”.

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer appeared to tweet jubilantly at the details being exposed from the courthouse, saying: “Got y’all asses!! IT’S OVER #FreeBritney crazy mfs”.

Andy Cohen

Finally, talkshow host Andy Cohen tweeted his support with the hashtag #FreeBritney.

Related stories recommended by this writer:

• The definitive ranking of Britney Spears music videos, based on how iconic they are

• Britney ‘cried for two weeks’ after watching parts of the Framing Britney Spears doc

• Wait, so why did Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake break up all those years ago?