Fans Question Whether Britney Spears' Nude Instagram Photo Is Really Her
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The 39-year-old saw her request to remove her dad from her conservatorship denied last week, and fans often claim to spot peculiarities and hidden messages in her social media posts.
Yesterday (Thursday 7 July), Spears posted a photo on Instagram revealing a bare back and a blonde head of hair.
The photo has received almost two million likes; however, many of the comments question the authenticity of the snap.
One person said: "Wtf this isn't Britney."
Another added: "We know this isn't you."
A third commented: "Where are the tattoos?"
Fans are sceptical as they couldn't spot a neck tattoo visible in other Instagram posts Britney has shared.
Britney posted a picture last month of the neck tattoo allegedly missing from the more recent photo while wearing a neon pink swimsuit.
She wrote: "Have you seen the tattoo on the back of my neck before ???? It's Hebrew, it's a language written backwards !!!! It says Mem Hey Shin and means healing!!!! It's my favorite tattoo but ironically you never see it."
The picture comes in the wake of Britney's long-running court battle over her conservatorship. The pop superstar's personal affairs and finances have been controlled by her father since 2008.
Spears was deemed unable to look after herself following a period of poor mental health.
Her dad, 69-year-old Jamie, had controlled both aspects of his daughter's conservatorship until September 2019, when he stepped down from overseeing her personal affairs due to health reasons.
Spears has since tried to oust him from his role running her multimillion dollar estate - a position he shares with wealth management firm Bessemer Trust.
Spears told a court in Los Angeles last month: "I am not happy, I can't sleep. I'm so angry, it's insane. And I'm depressed.
"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management... they should be in jail.
"The last time I spoke to you [the judge] ... made me feel like I was dead. I am telling you again because I am not lying ... so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damages... I deserve changes."
She added: "I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel like I can live a full life."
Judge Brenda Penny declined Spears' request.
The court order stated: "The conservator's request to suspend James P. Spears immediately upon the appointment of Bessemer Trust Company of California as sole conservator of estate is denied without prejudice."
The document added that Spears appears to still be 'substantially unable to manage his or her financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence'.
Spears' supporters are continuing to campaign under the #FreeBritney movement, arguing she is capable of managing her own life.
Meanwhile, the Bessemer Trust has filed a petition to resign from the conservatorship, citing Britney's court testimony and her desire to have control of her own affairs.