Britney Spears is explicitly addressing the popular New York Times-produced documentary Framing Britney Spears in a new social media post.

“I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in,” the singer wrote alongside a video of her dancing on Tuesday. “I cried for two weeks and well …. I still cry sometimes.” She added, “I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy … love … and happiness!!!! Every day dancing brings me joy !!! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness.”

The documentary, which centers on the media’s historic treatment of Spears as well as her battle over her legal conservatorship, swiftly made an impact after it premiered on FX on Feb. 5 and began streaming on Hulu. With many female stars weighing in with their support for Spears, the documentary was tweeted about over a million times and, in its wake, Spears’ ex Justin Timberlake publicly apologized for his actions in the early 2000s after they broke up.

Spears appeared to first address Framing Britney Spears in a Feb. 10 Instagram post in which she shared with readers, “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives !!! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens!!!!” Spears did not mention the documentary explicitly.

In the Tuesday Instagram post, Spears said that for her sanity she danced to music by Steven Tyler and shared a video of her twirling. “My life has always been very speculated … watched … and judged really my whole life,” she wrote. “It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am till this day.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in February, documentary director Samantha Stark noted of the film, which Spears did not participate in, “It’s very difficult as a journalist ethically to try to make a piece about somebody who’s not participating. That really bothered me, and so one thing we really wanted to do was make sure was that we were never assuming what was inside Britney’s head in any of our reporting or interviews or conversations with people.”



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