Jamie Lynn calling Britney “erratic,” “paranoid,” and “spiraling” has reminded followers of how Justin Timberlake notoriously demonized the pop star in extremely publicized interviews all through their breakup.
When you’ve been on the web at everywhere in the previous 24 hours, you’ve probably seen that Jamie Lynn Spears’s Good Morning America interview has erupted throughout social media.
However for individuals who by some means missed it, Jamie Lynn discovered herself trending on Twitter final night time, following the publicized dialogue about her sister, Britney Spears.
Jamie Lynn’s choice to seem on GMA was one thing that attracted criticism from the second it was introduced, provided that Britney publicly denounced her throughout courtroom proceedings final June and prompt she’d accomplished “nothing” to assist whereas she was residing underneath the restrictive phrases of her conservatorship.
Below the authorized association, which had been in impact since 2008, Britney’s father and legal professionals managed her life and funds. The conservatorship was terminated in November final 12 months after a protracted authorized battle.
BuzzFeed Information uncovered abuse, neglect, and demise throughout the guardianship business. Learn our investigative collection “Past Britney” right here.
Not solely did Britney accuse her sister of being complicit within the conservatorship — one thing Jamie Lynn has repeatedly denied — however she additionally particularly said that she needed her whole household to be jailed for his or her lack of assist.
However despite Britney’s previous feedback and the continuing criticism she’s confronted about her alleged complicity, Jamie Lynn sat down with GMA on Wednesday to debate the conservatorship and their controversial household dynamics for the primary time.
“I really like my sister,” she said. “I’ve solely ever beloved and supported her, and accomplished what’s proper by her. And she or he is aware of that. So I don’t know why we’re on this place proper now.”
“When [the conservatorship] was put into place I used to be a 17-year-old. I used to be about to have a child, so I didn’t perceive what was taking place,” she mentioned. “Nor was I centered on that. I used to be centered on the truth that I used to be a 17-year-old about to have a child. I perceive simply as little about it then as I do now.”
Jamie Lynn went on to assert that she truly “arrange methods” to assist Britney underneath the authorized association, saying that she “took no steps” to be part of it.
“There was a time the place my sister requested me — of her belief and can — if I’d be the one who was certain that her boys acquired what they wanted,” she mentioned.
“As soon as I noticed that … she’s in a conservatorship, I felt like I simply didn’t need to be part of [it] till possibly she was out of the conservatorship,” she mentioned.
“There was no me overseeing funds or one thing like that, and if that was, it was a misunderstanding,” she mentioned. “Both method, I took no steps to be part of it.”
Jamie Lynn mentioned, “I’ve all the time been my sister’s largest supporter, so when she wanted assist, I arrange methods to take action.”
“I went out of my approach to ensure that she had the contacts she wanted to presumably go forward and finish this conservatorship, and simply finish this all for our household,” she mentioned. “If it’s gonna trigger this a lot discord, why proceed it?”
She added, “If she needed to speak to different folks … I set that up. I even spoke to her authorized crew … earlier authorized crew, and that didn’t finish effectively in my favor.”
Jamie Lynn’s interview has continued to erupt throughout social media within the hours since its launch, with many criticizing the actor for her “unconscionable” remarks.
Followers firstly questioned the Candy Magnolias star’s claims about her lack of expertise on the 13-year-long conservatorship.
“Jamie Lynn mentioned she couldn’t assist Britney in 07 as a result of she was 17, pregnant and didn’t have the capability to be involved with Britney. However then says ‘I do know as little about it now as I did then’… So within the 13 years, you by no means requested, you by no means researched… nothing?” one tweet learn.
“Jamie Lynn Spears on GMA saying she had no thought what a conservatorship was at 17 when Britney was put in it. She’s now 30 and mentioned she nonetheless doesn’t know what it’s. Lady in all that point you by no means as soon as googled what occurred to your sister????” one other consumer wrote.
In response, one particular person famous that Jamie Lynn’s declare contradicted her different remarks about allegedly offering Britney with assets to assist her underneath the authorized association.
“And that contradicts her saying she gave Britney the assets to get out of it. How did she assist her when she did not know what it was. I actually cannot. Your entire interview contradicted itself,” the tweet mentioned.
Furthermore, followers referred to as out one other of Jamie Lynn’s contradictions. After describing Britney’s psychological state as “erratic,” “paranoid,” and “spiraling” in her upcoming memoir, the actor mentioned she “can’t actually communicate to anybody else’s mind-set” when questioned about it within the interview.
“Jamie Lynn is a strolling contradiction,” one particular person tweeted alongside direct comparisons of her statements.
Folks additionally questioned Jamie Lynn’s obvious obliviousness as to why she and Britney aren’t on good phrases. Provided that the “Gimme Extra” singer has repeatedly condemned her over the previous 12 months, specifically in courtroom hearings and infrequently on Instagram, many referred to as Jamie Lynn’s cluelessness an try at “gaslighting” her.
“I’m sorry however Jamie Lynn on GMA performing as if she doesn’t know why her sister ain’t fuckin along with her is extraordinarily gaslighty to me. Dry up them tears mama,” learn one tweet, which has obtained over 10,000 likes.
“I truly teared up watching this. I’m so so so sorry for Britney that in any case they’ve accomplished her household continues… gaslighting and [sponging] off of her,” one other tweet said.
Amid the onslaught of criticism towards Jamie Lynn — and towards the ABC community for airing the interview — many customers started to attract comparisons between the Zoey 101 star and one other particular person Britney has a infamous previous with: Justin Timberlake.
As you’re in all probability conscious, Britney and Justin dated again within the early ‘00s. Nonetheless, their three-year-long relationship ended with a really public breakup in 2002.
Britney was demonized by the media for years after Justin seemingly perpetuated the narrative that she was the reason for their break up — maybe, some suppose, to bolster his personal profession forward of the discharge of his 2002 album, Justified.
Not solely did the previous NSYNC member insinuate that Britney had cheated on him with pointed lyrics in his hit “Cry Me a River,” however he additionally infamously featured an plain lookalike of his ex within the music video.
What’s extra, Justin notoriously made disrespectful feedback about Britney in a collection of interviews over the course of their breakup. For instance, he made crude remarks about their intercourse life whereas talking with Scorching 97, saying, “I did it. I am soiled,” when requested if he’d had “oral intercourse” along with her.
Justin’s remedy of Britney is one thing that got here to mild final 12 months, following the discharge of FX and Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears — a harrowing documentary that recollects his willingness to scapegoat his ex all through their breakup.
And in mild of Jamie Lynn’s latest publicized feedback about Britney, many followers have been fast to forged their minds again to Justin’s remedy of the pop star.
Contemplating that each Jamie Lynn and Justin painted Britney in a demonizing and “erratic” mild, followers have since accused each events of calculatedly driving a pointed narrative within the media — arguably for their very own profit.
“[Jamie Lynn] continues to be profiting off of her sister enjoying out their relationship hassle in a public discussion board to promote her e book. Truthfully what’s the distinction between what she is doing and what Justin Timberlake did?” one particular person mentioned in a tweet that obtained over 400 likes.
“This. This. This,” one particular person replied in settlement.
Nonetheless, many went on to argue that Jamie Lynn’s conduct seems extra damaging than Justin’s, not least as a result of she’s Britney’s sister, however provided that she’s had years to mirror on her silence all through the conservatorship — and but nonetheless would not seem to have taken accountability.
Maybe in mild of the extreme backlash he confronted following the reexamination of his actions, Justin finally issued a proper apology to Britney, admitting that he “failed” her in a written assertion posted final 12 months.
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, feedback, and issues and I need to reply,” he wrote on Instagram in Feb. 2021. “I’m deeply sorry for the occasions in my life the place my actions contributed to the issue, the place I spoke out of flip, or didn’t communicate up for what was proper.”
“I particularly need to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson each individually, as a result of I look after and respect these ladies and I do know I failed,” he famous.
In the meantime, Britney has but to deal with Jamie Lynn’s newest GMA interview. However, if her previous Instagram posts are something to go by, we are able to count on that she’ll be sharing her ideas about her sister’s remarks on the platform anytime quickly.