Britney Spears praises Pamela Anderson for documentary, memoir3 min read
Pamela Anderson released a Netflix documentary and her memoir this week, and in retrieving her own narrative, she’s found a fan in Britney Spears.
Spears — who has been a subject of recent documentaries, though she wasn’t involved in any — is praising Anderson for speaking out. “I’m a fan of Pamela Anderson,” the pop star said in a since-deleted Instagram post on Thursday. “She was the only sex icon in America at one time and she still is!!!”
“Pamela gave me a realization that people should support you right where you are at that point in your life … unless cruelty rules the world,” Spears said.
Spears praised Anderson’s children for standing up for their mother. “I really respect the fact that her children stood up for her when people tried to sell her stories from the past,” Spears posted.
Anderson’s 26-year-old son, Brandon Thomas Lee, whose father is Tommy Lee, produced her Netflix documentary “Pamela, A Love Story” and helped put together deals for that doc and her HarperCollins memoir, “Love Pamela.” Throughout the press tour, she talked about how her mother was disrespected throughout her decades-long career, especially in the ’90s when she shot for superstardom on “Baywatch.” (talking to diversity As for Anderson’s cover story, he said his mother should get a cut of the “Baywatch” royalties. “He’s definitely being taken advantage of,” he said. “And it still feels weird how nothing was negotiated with Amazon or the ‘Baywatch’ producers to get him his fair share.”)
Spears, on the other hand, has spoken out in recent months about her fraught relationship with her two teenage sons, after her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, came under fire for giving media interviews about their famous pop star mother. Since her 13-year conservatorship ended, Spears hasn’t held back, often posting about her family dynamics with sister Jamie Lynn Spears and father Jamie Spears, who has accused her of “abusing” her during the conservancy that she mostly supervised. 13 years old.
Spears wrote of Anderson’s sons: “They said, ‘Why bring up things that happened 20 years ago if it really freaks my mom out???’ Mentioning the embarrassment of selling a ridiculous TV comparison…he’s right!!! He said with embarrassment that he went through a very dark time in his life … I mean when I read that, I was like damn!!!”
The pop star was then seen making a sarcastic comment about the documentary centering around her story without her involvement, writing, “4 documentaries came out last year about me with people I love talking about my past!!!” He added, “Unfortunately, the way my past was portrayed in that documentary was extremely embarrassing!!! It felt semi-illegal!!!”
In response to Spears’ post, Anderson’s son, Brandon, commented: “Thank you for this. Both you and my mom deserve better.”
Other notable figures also spoke, including Rosie O’Donnell, who said: “Proud of you. Keep healing.” However, the post was deleted from Spears’ account shortly after.
Comparisons have been drawn between Anderson and Spears, in the sense that they were both young women who rose to fame in the 90s and had their secrets stolen by the media and paparazzi. Now, the two women are sharing their own stories on their own terms. Spears is also expected to publish her own memoir, a groundbreaking deal for a tell-all book.