The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, takes a deep dive into the misogyny, mistreatment, and widespread public shaming Britney Spears faced throughout her career, starting at her rise to fame as a teenager, to her personal struggles in the eye of the media as a young adult, as well as detailing the ongoing conservatorship battle she is facing with her father, Jamie Spears.
Following the doc’s release, viewers around the world are livid about how Spears has constantly been mistreated, specifically citing the press, paparazzi, and her own father. The doc also renewed calls for the end of the legal conservatorship Spears has been in since 2008, which positions her father as the controller and overseer of many aspects in her life, including her finances and important life decisions.
Britney Spears‘ boyfriend, Sam Asghari, released an Instagram statement about her father on Tuesday. The 27-year-old model and actor said he had “zero respect” for Jamie.
“Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles in our way,” he wrote. “In my opinion Jamie is a total d**k.”
“I won’t be going into detail because I’ve always respected our privacy but at the same time I didn’t come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom,” he continued.
Sam hails from Tehran, Iran, and met Britney when he was cast in her 2016 music video for “Slumber Party.”
“I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves,” he told ET. “I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”
Meanwhile, since the release of the documentary, a number of stars have publicly shown their support for Britney, including Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Khloe Kardashian, and more.
You can watch the documentary now on Hulu.