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(The Daily Beast)   Were you shocked when Britney Spears revealed that her father forced her to have an IUD implanted even though she still wants to have kids? She's just lucky it's removeable. In most states guardians can legally sterilize wards without their consent   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2021-06-24 7:36:14 PM  
It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.
 
2021-06-24 7:53:32 PM  

mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.


Sounds like the relationship was

*puts on sunglasses*

Toxic

*takes off sunglasses and slinks away realizing this probably wasn't the best time to make that joke*

/Fark creepy parents who do this
//I support free, reversible vasectomies for any guy until they want to have a kid
 
2021-06-24 7:54:42 PM  

mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.


Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.
 
2021-06-24 7:55:05 PM  
Every time she shows up in the news, it makes her song "Lucky" all the more prescient.
 
2021-06-24 7:56:01 PM  
Thank you Oliver Wendell Holmes.

/just kidding, fark Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
2021-06-24 7:59:01 PM  

Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.


Sometimes you cannot fix people.
 
2021-06-24 8:02:05 PM  
Sterilized Wizards is the name of my Philip Glass/Hawkwind cover band
 
2021-06-24 8:03:15 PM  
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2021-06-24 8:04:19 PM  

theflatline: Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.

Sometimes you cannot fix people.


No kidding. I'll just go ahead and say I'm a big Spears fan, primarily because "Femme Fatale" is as near perfect an electronica album as you can get. However, If you can't fix her, why pay her father to pretend to fix her?
 
2021-06-24 8:06:14 PM  

Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.


I have two children.  One has autism.  Mild but on the spectrum.  He's awesome but he's got problems and you can just fix him like you fix a car.  It is more complicated than that.  As a parent, you do the best you can.  I don't know the details.  Maybe the dad is a raging asshole.  If not, this can't be easy for him and I know it certainly can't be easy for her.
 
2021-06-24 8:07:26 PM  
I realize I'm part of the problem for even replying to this but none of this shiat is any of our business.
 
2021-06-24 8:12:57 PM  

mrshowrules: Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.

I have two children.  One has autism.  Mild but on the spectrum.  He's awesome but he's got problems and you can just fix him like you fix a car.  It is more complicated than that.  As a parent, you do the best you can.  I don't know the details.  Maybe the dad is a raging asshole.  If not, this can't be easy for him and I know it certainly can't be easy for her.


I get that - My sister is under my parents care and she will be under my care when they die. However, my sister isn't working a job in Vegas that brings in 30 million a year. We are supporting my sister. Britney Spears is supporting her father.
 
2021-06-24 8:22:24 PM  
Would you expect anything else from a country that's as misogynistic and bigoted as the US?
 
2021-06-24 9:06:47 PM  

Mugato: I realize I'm part of the problem for even replying to this but none of this shiat is any of our business.


You kids.

Smdh.

In MY onion-belt day, *we* had to hear the details of the President's hemorrhoids.
 
2021-06-24 11:22:11 PM  
"I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?
 
2021-06-24 11:27:08 PM  

syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?


This is a weird thing to take out of context and criticize.
 
2021-06-24 11:27:36 PM  
no man, i wasn't shocked. her songs were terrible, except for Toxic
 
2021-06-24 11:31:12 PM  

syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?


She might have? Something's clearly gone wrong in treatment here but it's also apparent that she's still got issues, quite possibly not treatable ones either. She isn't the first manic depressive to make it big and crash super hard. The stories rarely end well.
 
2021-06-24 11:32:10 PM  

theflatline: Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.

Sometimes you cannot fix people.


That doesn't mean you can enslave them.
 
2021-06-24 11:32:14 PM  
Kids need to learn how to throw a punch.
 
2021-06-24 11:32:24 PM  

Mugato: I realize I'm part of the problem for even replying to this but none of this shiat is any of our business.


You're saying we should

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2021-06-24 11:32:43 PM  

Mugato: I realize I'm part of the problem for even replying to this but none of this shiat is any of our business.


I think it's up to Britney's peers.
 
2021-06-24 11:35:12 PM  

mrshowrules: Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.

I have two children.  One has autism.  Mild but on the spectrum.  He's awesome but he's got problems and you can just fix him like you fix a car.  It is more complicated than that.  As a parent, you do the best you can.  I don't know the details.  Maybe the dad is a raging asshole.  If not, this can't be easy for him and I know it certainly can't be easy for her.


The boat on "maybe her dad is an asshole" set sail, was caught in a hurricane, caught fire, exploded, sank, was salvaged by archaeologists, struck by lightning and sank again.

That he had not been removed as her conservator is absolutely farking ridiculous, and I say that as someone who can't stand Spears.
 
2021-06-24 11:35:18 PM  

themindiswatching: Would you expect anything else from a country that's as misogynistic and bigoted as the US?


No. And I've read numerous comments stating that Britney cannot care for herself, because she has shown to have made so many bad decisions.

And?

There are so many people who have lived reckless lives, but have not have their freedom of choice taken away. We don't know why Spears has reacted to things the way she has. My personal feeling is if she is able to live her life without harm, then she should.

Though it is very wrong that she is forced to use contraception.
 
2021-06-24 11:36:36 PM  
First do no harm.
 
TWX
2021-06-24 11:39:59 PM  

theflatline: Lsherm: mrshowrules: It's a sad situation.  I was never a fan of hers but I feel bad for her and her father.

Why feel bad for her father? She's being forced to PAY him to do this.

Yeah, I get back in 2008 she needed help she probably couldn't provide herself. But if you've had the job of making her better for 13 years and she isn't better, then at some point you have to realize her father isn't doing a good job.

Sometimes you cannot fix people.


This I can accept, but what I have a real hard time with is the personal income everyone associated with the court-ordered guardianship is making off of her.

I don't particularly like her either, but that doesn't mean I like seeing her being systematically robbed by people, put in control and with every interest in perpetuating this status-quo.
 
2021-06-24 11:40:37 PM  
What is the over/under on how long she goes before an insane drug episode once she gains her freedom?
 
2021-06-24 11:40:49 PM  

syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?


EVERYONE HAD.

Until now. Thanks to you.
 
2021-06-24 11:42:27 PM  
I wondered why this was placed under politics,then quickly remembered what flies in politics.
 
2021-06-24 11:42:59 PM  

FarkingChas: insane drug episode


Whoa, dude. Give a spoiler alert next time.
 
2021-06-24 11:43:56 PM  

FarkingChas: What is the over/under on how long she goes before an insane drug episode once she gains her freedom?


Considering the years she has been forced, by court order, to live under a constant state of physical and emotional abuse I'm frankly surprised she hasn't offed herself.
 
2021-06-24 11:44:17 PM  
LIBERATE BRITTANY SPEARS!
 
2021-06-24 11:44:26 PM  

aleister_greynight: First do no harm.


Yeah this isn't actually in the hippocratic oath, not everyone takes it, and slicing people open to do surgery is obviously harm.
 
2021-06-24 11:45:00 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?

EVERYONE HAD.

Until now. Thanks to you.


K-Fed - PopoZão
Youtube UQhnB8zZoc8
 
2021-06-24 11:45:20 PM  
The whole thing is farking insane. She was a mess but only because there was a ton of money involved did her family get to have her declared incompetent. That was a goddamn abuse of justice. Truly mentally handicapped folks may well need complete guardianship (just cause their minds don't work doesn't mean their parts don't) and that also helps press charges against abusers because it takes consent off the table. But she was never at that level. Terrible family and corrupt or stupid judges did this.
 
2021-06-24 11:48:58 PM  

slimebarfer: GreatGlavinsGhost: syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?

EVERYONE HAD.

Until now. Thanks to you.

[YouTube video: K-Fed - PopoZão]


Ow my ears!  I forgot to mute it first and scared the cats.
 
2021-06-24 11:49:56 PM  
Whatever state they are working through the court with must be seriously archaic or corrupt.  In most places, a person that can provide for themselves - earn money, read, feed and wash themselves - cant get a conservator / guardian, end of story, much less a lifetime appointment - even if they're seriously mentally ill.  The father had to know which court to hit.
 
2021-06-24 11:51:21 PM  

Mugato: I realize I'm part of the problem for even replying to this but none of this shiat is any of our business.


This is one of the few times where the cliche *I'm speaking out for all the little people who don't have a voice* is actually true. Most people in her situation don't have a voice. Not like hers anyway. Her message got out. Not many do.

We as a society need to take a relook at laws that allow one person or group of people control over another person's reproduction.
 
2021-06-24 11:55:50 PM  
Why is this bullshiat in the politics tab?
 
2021-06-24 11:57:01 PM  

CVGScorch: Why is this bullshiat in the politics tab?


She's running as Trump's VP in 2024; you heard it here first.
 
TWX
2021-06-24 11:57:23 PM  

Trik: Mugato: I realize I'm part of the problem for even replying to this but none of this shiat is any of our business.

This is one of the few times where the cliche *I'm speaking out for all the little people who don't have a voice* is actually true. Most people in her situation don't have a voice. Not like hers anyway. Her message got out. Not many do.

We as a society need to take a relook at laws that allow one person or group of people control over another person's reproduction.


We need to remove the financial incentive, plain and simple.

Spears might well be crazy, and might well need someone to look after her interests if she is unable to do so, but that someone or someones should not be profiting off of this to the extent that her father and the lawyers are doing.  They have every reason to perpetuate this.
 
2021-06-25 12:04:57 AM  
I'm no Brittany spears fan, bit the more I hear about this the more it's a totally farked situation that I can only imagine someone is financially gaining from keeping that woman basically like property.


What the actual fark.
 
2021-06-25 12:05:30 AM  
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All joking aside, this seems to me something that should be more common with celebrities despite being seemingly abused in this case (I say seemingly because the amount I care is limited to reading the thread, searching for a funny meme, and commenting - don't care about the details). I'm sure there are others here who remember the Amy Winehouse days where we were all essentially watching her die in real time.
 
2021-06-25 12:05:42 AM  

Greil: syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?

She might have? Something's clearly gone wrong in treatment here but it's also apparent that she's still got issues, quite possibly not treatable ones either. She isn't the first manic depressive to make it big and crash super hard. The stories rarely end well.


So? That's her right as a living person. She's not hurting anyone.

We don't chop the balls off of psych patients when they seek treatment. How is this any different?
 
Juc
2021-06-25 12:08:30 AM  
I thought that stuff was ass-backwards when I found out my province had allowed that for some time.
Hearing that places still allow that is farked up.
 
2021-06-25 12:08:36 AM  
Another flashback picture since I really love the "this is a great idea" happy expression she has here:

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2021-06-25 12:08:52 AM  
Craig Ferguson Speaks From The Heart
Youtube 7ZVWIELHQQY
 
2021-06-25 12:10:12 AM  

lincoln65: Greil: syrynxx: "I want to get married and have a baby"

Umm dumbass... do you not remember the part of your life where you got married and had two babies? I don't agree with this conservatorship but at least have the intellectual honesty to say "remarried" and "another baby".

Did you blackout the whole K-Fed period from your mind?

She might have? Something's clearly gone wrong in treatment here but it's also apparent that she's still got issues, quite possibly not treatable ones either. She isn't the first manic depressive to make it big and crash super hard. The stories rarely end well.

So? That's her right as a living person. She's not hurting anyone.

We don't chop the balls off of psych patients when they seek treatment. How is this any different?


I didn't say it was. I was responding to the comments about forgetting a relationship and babies. It's entirely possible she HAS forgotten/blacked out that she has kids. I never once suggested we should go full republican on her.
 
2021-06-25 12:10:41 AM  

Wobambo: Another flashback picture since I really love the "this is a great idea" happy expression she has here:

[memegenerator.net image 504x757]


They threatened to hair test her and take her kids away, she had been doing meth.  I'm sure crazy was part of the equation, but she was also pissed off.
 
2021-06-25 12:13:42 AM  

fearmongert: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7ZVWIELH​QQY]


Thanks for posting this video. It's a reminder that we all have things we are trying to work through. It's never easy.
 
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