Britney Spears has asked fans to respect her privacy after some people called the police to check on the pop star at her home.
Spears revealed on Thursday (January 26) that police officers were sent to her home for a well-being check after several fans were concerned that the singer had deleted her Instagram account.
The “Toxic” singer tweeted that the police were called to her home “based on some prank phone calls”. She expressed her love for her fans but said that “it’s gone too far this time [her] privacy has been violated.”
“It felt like I was under fire and bullied once this incident hit the news and the media once again portrayed me in a bad and unfair light,” Spears continued.
“At this time in my life, I sincerely hope that the public and my fans, who I care about so much, can respect my privacy going forward.”
Just a few days later, on Sunday (January 29), the singer published a long series of messages addressed to her fans on Twitter discussing the situation.
Britney Spears has confirmed she is “alive” and “well” before opening up about the incidents involving police being called to her home.
But she admitted that she temporarily left Instagram because there were “too many people saying [she] looked like an idiot dancing and all [she] looked crazy.”
“Honestly, I did the best I could, but I was sick of seeing people talk freely about it on TV…yeah, it hurt my feelings,” she wrote.
Spears described herself as “sensitive” and said she would “rather take a break” from the social media platform. She said she was “shocked” when fans “got worried and sent the cops” to her home after she deleted her Instagram.
“It was really uncalled for… I love my fans, but those who did this are not real fans and I honestly felt like it was a way to make me look bad,” she said. “I mean, damn it, come on.”
She concluded: “I’m alive, well, healthy and ready to start a new day – a new morning anew!!! To my true fans, God bless you.”
In December, Britney Spears’ husband, Sam Asgariasked fans to respect her privacy and said there should be limits on social media.
“Social media can be traumatic,” he said wrote in a post shared on his Instagram story.
“Sometimes it’s good to rest. She has her own voice and is a free woman.”
The model and actor explained that he refrains from posting about Spears on his social media “out of respect for her privacy.”
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Britney Spears says fans took things ‘too far’ with ‘prank calls’: ‘Respect my privacy’