Yo, Lifetime: If Britney Spears doesn't want a movie made, you shouldn't make it
You might think having a movie made about your life is a massive compliment, but not for Britney Spears.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Lifetime intends to make a TV movie about Spears' life (which is set to include her parents' divorce, as well as her high-profile split from Justin Timberlake). But really, she'd rather they didn't, and her feelings were made perfectly clear in a statement released by her rep.
"Britney Spears will not be contributing in any way, shape or form to the Lifetime biopic," the rep told Us Weekly, adding, "nor does it have her blessing." Yikes!
This statement gives a clear indication of Spears' feelings toward the film, and we'd say they're pretty black-and-white. So, if Lifetime was really inspired by her life and her work and if they truly respected her, then it would be the right move to scrap the project altogether. We get that's no easy thing to do, especially since Natasha Bassett has already been cast as the leading lady and the project is set to begin production in September with a planned 2017 premiere. But if they didn't even bother to get the OK from Spears, then is this something that her die-hard fans would even want to see and support?
Well, the internet has spoken, and it looks like Spears' fans have her back on this one.
Even we do secretly wish we could all be Britney, that doesn't make Lifetime's movie right.
Some fans are even urging people to sign a petition to get the movie stopped.