Britney Spears slams Diane Sawyer in now-deleted post, as Internet demands 'bring it back'
Britney Spears, on December 13, dragged journalist Diane Sawyer for the infamous interview they did together in 2003. Spears called out her father Jamie for arranging this interview while she was reeling from the loss of a relationship. "Something I never shared when I had that break up years ago was that I couldn't talk afterward," she wrote, before adding, "I was in shock... pretty lame of my dad and three men to show up at my door when I could hardly speak... two days later they put Diane Sawyer in my living room... they forced me to talk!"
Sawyer was called out by hordes of Britney fans on social media after the post went live. She is one of the current trending topics on Twitter with people highlighting the many times that she failed the iconic singer during the 43 minutes long interview. Spears' page no longer features the post which fans were able to screenshot before it was taken down. Along with Sawyer, Jamie too is facing the brunt of the post and his lawyer Alex Weingarten denied any involvement of his client in fixing the interview. "Mr. Spears has no idea what Ms. Spears is talking about. Jamie never set up any interview with Diane Sawyer and was not present for any such interview," the statement acquired by PEOPLE read. "He had nothing to do with Britney's career at this point and was completely uninvolved in this interview. Jamie loves Britney very much, wishes Britney nothing but the best, and hopes that she continues to seek the help that she needs to stay safe and healthy."
Why did Britney Spears delete the Diane Sawyer post?
Britney shared a couple of snapshots of her notes app which began with her thanking fans for the birthday wishes, brands for sending her exquisite gifts and Kevin Hart for being funny. She then dropped a truth bomb that many fans would find hard to digest. She will never tour again with her band as "life on the road is hard!!" and "I don't think I ever want to do it again!!! I hated it." The 'Toxic' hitmaker then wrote about hot chocolate before advising girl moms what to gift their daughters for Christmas. Spears wrote about how she's been sneaking to the mall to shop contrary to doing it online because she does love seeing Christmas trees and also because she loves shopping. At this point, Spears made a mention of the Sawyer interview and how she was shamed on national television by the latter who asked if she had a shopping problem.
Spears said this question was asked to her at a phase in life where she had become a recluse after her breakup. After blaming her dad, Spears circled back to Sawyer for asking her if she was into blowing money on shopping. "I should spend a thousand dollars if I want every day of my life and she can kiss my white ass." Spears shared she was able to withdraw and have cash on her person after a very long time and she was equal parts proud and embarrassed to share this with fans. She wrote, "I'm more embarrassed for my family for condoning the fact that I wasn't allowed to have cash for so long when I worked my little ass for them."
Britney shared she purchased Christmas socks, a bottle of white wine, and chocolates with her $300. The explosive post was taken down from her page and it's unclear why she did so considering the fact that it is unlike her to delete posts. For those who had waited for their icon to call out Sawyer since the early aughts, it felt like a celebration. All the tweets can be read here. A lot of Internet users are demanding that Spears "bring it (post) back" on her feed. The comments can be read here.