Well-known pop star Britney Spears recently made allegations of abuse at the hands of her family and the conservatorship—legal control of finances and life decisions—she has forcibly been living under.
A court ruled in 2008 Spears was 'mentally unfit' to care for herself and thus awarded legal control to her father, who she claims abused this power.
Since speaking out, multiple celebrities have come forward in support of Spears' attempt to get the conservatorship overturned. The most recent celebrity to do so is former Mickey Mouse Club co-star and teen queen musical rival Christina Aguilera.
Aguilera posted an emotional Twitter thread where she expressed solidarity with Spears
"These past few days I've been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through."
"It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish."
"To be silenced, ignored, bullied or denied support by those 'close' to you is the most depleting, devastating, and demeaning thing imaginable. The harmful mental and emotional damage this can take on a human spirit is nothing to be taken lightly."
Aguilera went on to discuss reproductive rights, in reference to the allegation Spears' father, Jamie Spears, refused to allow his daughter to remove her birth control device in order to have more children.
"Every woman must have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing and her own happiness."
"While I am not behind the closed doors of this very layered & personal yet public conversation—all I can do is share from my heart on what I've heard, read and seen in the media."
"The conviction and desperation of this plea for freedom leads me to believe that this person I once knew has been living without compassion or decency from those in control."
"To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you she deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life."
Aguilera concluded her thread by stating:
"My heart goes out to Britney."
"She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world."
This thread was met with overwhelming support from the Twitter community.
Fans were endeared by Aguilera's support and showed solidarity with the two stars, who were often pitted against each other by the media when they were just teens.
Fans also applauded Aguilera for using her platform to publicly support Spears
Aguilera is just one of several celebrities who voiced their support for Spears' call to overturn her conservatorship.
As the #FreeBritney movement grows, more celebrities will likely stand in solidarity with Spears to help her regain control over her own life.