Stars Are Rallying Around Britney Spears: "The World Ripped Her Apart"

Celebrities are showing their love and support for Britney Spears following the release of Framing Britney Spears. The documentary aired on Feb. 5 as part of the sixth installment of FX and Hulu's The New York Times Presents docuseries, and dives into the the life and career of the 39-year-old pop star, with a focus on Britney's ongoing conservatorship battle with her dad, Jamie Spears. It examines everything from the media's toxic treatment of the singer to the misogynistic narrative that erupted after her split from Justin Timberlake in 2002.

In the wake of the documentary, stars and fans alike have rallied around the singer on social media. Britney's longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, broke his silence on the matter by giving an exclusive statement to People and calling Jamie a "total d*ck" on his Instagram Story, and most recently, Drew Barrymore said she had "so much empathy" for Britney during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show. Fans have also praised Craig Ferguson for previously defending the pop star when few else would. Keep reading to see how other celebrities have voiced their support for Britney ahead.

Mara Wilson
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Mara Wilson

In an op-ed for The New York Times, the former Matilda star opened up about being sexually harassed by the media and the public by drawing comparisons to Britney's story.

"The way people talked about Britney Spears was terrifying to me then, and it still is now," she wrote. "Her story is a striking example of a phenomenon I've witnessed for years: Our culture builds these girls up just to destroy them. Fortunately, people are becoming aware of what we did to Ms. Spears and starting to apologize to her. But we're still living with the scars."

She continued, "The saddest thing about Ms. Spears's 'breakdown' is that it never needed to happen. When she split with her husband, shaved her head and furiously attacked a paparazzi car with an umbrella, the Narrative was forced upon her, but the reality was she was a new mother dealing with major life changes. People need space, time and care to deal with those things. She had none of that."

Read Mara's full op-ed on the New York Times site.

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Drew Barrymore

"I have so much empathy towards so many people," Drew said, mentioning Paris Hilton and Britney Spears during a Feb. 23 appearance on The Howard Stern Show. "I'm sure that people look on and think, 'These party girls, these privileges, how dare they have feelings about any of this? They've put themselves out there, they've asked for this — it's fair f*cking game.' And I just go, 'They're humans. They're just humans.'"

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