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Bryan Spears Breaks Silence on #FreeBritney Campaign (Video)

Bryan Spears Breaks Silence on #FreeBritney Campaign (Video)

Britney Spears‘ brother, Bryan, is speaking out.

The 38-year-old pop icon’s 43-year-old older brother spoke out on the As Not Seen on TV podcast on Thursday (July 23).

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If you didn’t know, the “#FreeBritney” movement developed on social media amid growing concern and speculation from fans regarding the pop star’s conservatorship under her father Jamie Spears, which has been instated since 2008.

“She’s always wanted to get out of [the conservatorship],” he said on the podcast.

“It’s very frustrating to have. Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating.”

He also said the two “speak constantly,” but he doesn’t use social media regularly, and doesn’t fully understand the #FreeBritney movement.

“I don’t quite know what their meaning is. I don’t follow it that well. But I am aware that they feel like it’s, maybe she’s being confined or held against her will in some capacity, but I can’t really speak for them,” adding that the conservatorship has “been a great thing for our family, to this point, and [we] keep hoping for the best.”

He added that he did not believe there was any merit to the concern.

“She’s been in this thing for quite some time now. Obviously there was a need for it at the beginning that I assume everyone knows the issues that were going on, and now they’ve made some changes and all we can kinda do is hope for the best,” he said.

“They have 100% say,” he confirmed of the conservatorship.

“In the beginning, it was hard…what I think kind of got us all through it, all of us have been pretty close all these years. I mean, normal fights, normal ‘alright, I’m mad at you for a week’ family stuff, but nothing ever major where everyone quits speaking…we haven’t ever had that. I think we kind of came together, and not everybody agreed with it either, everyone had their own opinion…but in the end, I think we made the right choice. How it proceeds from here? I don’t know,” he said, adding that at the time, it was the right choice.

“In general, I think he’s the done the best he could given the situation he was put in. We’ve had to work together as a family to keep it all going,” he went on to say of his father Jamie‘s role in the conservatorship.

“She’s been surrounded by people since she was 15, so at what level does everyone just walk away or get reduced? I know what she wants, but…at the end of the day, what is the reality of that? The practicality. So are you going to call and make reservations for yourself today?” he explained.

“I think in general, just as personal development…I don’t know this, but if you’re coming into life and never had to do something and having to learn it…I’m sure it’s going to be an adjustment. Let’s say [the conservatorship] does get let go, and she’s going around, everyday task stuff, I think it’s probably going to be…it’s a great challenge, like driving, she’s the worst driver in the world. I’m not lying. Bless her heart. She really is not a very good driver. And she hasn’t had to do that.”

He added that “every single female in the family” has an opinion, but the family all “somewhat agrees.”

Here’s what her sister Jamie Lynn Spears said about mental health speculation and being told to speak out about the movement.

Watch Bryan‘s full appearance…

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