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People Are Spotting Major Parallels Between Britney Spears' Testimony And Miley Cyrus Black Mirror Episode

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People Are Spotting Major Parallels Between Britney Spears' Testimony And Miley Cyrus Black Mirror Episode

Earlier this week, Britney Spears shared her experiences of living with a court-ordered legal arrangement controlling her life and it has been compared to an episode of Black Mirror starring Miley Cyrus. You can watch the trailer for the episode below:

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For those not aware, Britney's finances and personal affairs have been controlled by the conservatorship since 2008 when she suffered a period of mental ill health.

Her father, Jamie, has largely overseen her life and career since, though Spears, 39, has been trying to oust him from the role.

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During the highly awaited virtual appearance at a court in Los Angeles on Wednesday (23 June), Britney explained she wanted the conservatorship ended - referencing being forced to use birth control and take medication against her will.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

After reading Britney's testimony, people were quickly reminded about the Black Mirror episode that featured Miley Cyrus.

In the episode 'Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too', Cyrus plays a pop star called Ashley O who is controlled by her aunt with regards to her career and her personal life.

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She's pressured to perform, has a entourage surrounding her and is given medication when she begins 'acting up'. She's later placed into a coma, with songs extracted directly from her brainwaves.


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In one scene, Ashley O tells fans: "My aunt has always controlled every aspect of my entire career. And now she has me right where she wants me, lying here, getting sucked dry, basically imprisoned."

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At the time of the episode airing, people compared it to Britney and other popstars but now it seems that viewers see the parallels even more clearly.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Taking to social media, one said: "The details in the episode of Black Mirror featuring Ashley O and Britney Spears' testimony are eerily similar, except one's fiction and the other reality."

Another added: "No one can convince me that the Ashley O episode on Black Mirror wasn't 100 percent about Britney Spears."

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You can watch Black Mirror's 'Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too' on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/PA

Topics: black mirror, Entertainment, TV and Film, Britney Spears

Rebecca Shepherd
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