Britney Spears’ mom slammed for posting pics of singer's dolls after she alleged they were thrown out
'They are special to me too because of the years we spent collecting them,' Britney Spears' mother Lynne wrote
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The mother of Britney Spears wants the world to know that, despite the pop star's claims to the contrary, she has been holding onto her childhood doll collection.
After posting multiple images of the doll set on social media, Lynne Spears received a lot of backlash from Britney fans, who suggested that instead of contacting her on Instagram, she should reach out to her daughter.
Britney 'never wanted to see' her family
Britney described a turning point in her memoir, 'The Woman in Me', where she realized she "never wanted to see" her family ever again. She went to visit them during the pandemic in Louisiana, as reported by Page Six.
The singer of 'Toxic' claimed in her piece that upon arriving at the house, she found her prized Madame Alexander doll collection—which she had possessed since she was a young girl—had been "thrown away."
Britney 'felt an overwhelming sadness'
The Grammy winner, 41, penned, “When I saw the empty shelves, I felt an overwhelming sadness. I thought of the pages I’d written through tears. I never wanted to publish them or anything like that, but they were important to me."
She added, “And my family had thrown them in the trash, just like they’d thrown me away.”
Britney said she “pulled [herself] together” and reminded herself, “I can get a new notebook, and I can start over. I’ve been through a lot. The reason why I’m alive today is because I know joy.”
In that instant, the singer realized "it was time to find God again” and “in that moment, [she] made peace with [her] family” by realizing that she “never wanted to see them again.”
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Lynne posts images of Britney's dolls
However, on Thursday, Lynne, 68, posted a collection of images to Instagram featuring multiple dolls arranged around a home and a black binder on a bed.
In a series of pictures that Lynne shared, she disclosed that she has been retaining Britney's dolls for her daughter.
Tagging Britney in the post, Lynne wrote, "I'm not sure who told you I got rid of your dolls and journals but I would never do that! That would be cruel because I know how much they mean to you."
She added, "They are special to me too because of the years we spent collecting them. Of course I still have your things, and I am happy to send them to you if you'd like me to. Please let me know and know how much I love you!"
Lynne faces backlash from Britney's fans
However, she faced backlash from Britney's fans. One of them wrote, "This is not a way to communicate to your daughter…by airing dirty laundry and desperation. SERIOUSLY!?"
Another user penned, "Everyone 👏, look at the good Mom! Where were you when she was held against her will?"
Someone else chimed in, "This is manipulation. Out of the WHOLE book. This is what Lynne felt she needed to speak on. Not her daughter's secret abortion. Being unnecessarily drugged with lithium. Not being allowed to have control over her reproductive rights. No. Just the dolls. Gross."
Britney has not yet replied to the gesture or social media upload. Although her father, Jamie Spears, was allegedly the conservator of the "Crossroads" actress, Lynne did not address her daughter's stay at the mental health facility.