Diane Sawyer Interview shows media misogyny aimed at Britney Spears


Media misogyny is pervasive. It filters throughout our culture. And it contributed to the strange legal takeover of superstar Britney Spears’s freedom, rights, and life.

In 2021, Britney Spears broke free of her toxic 14-year conservatorship. And she is finally escaping an abusive legal arrangement that unquestionably enriched her father, business manager, and a large number of attorneys more than it did the iconic superstar. 

In February, the documentary “Framing Britney Spears” was released. It pointed to the 2003 interview that showed the attitude of the media towards Britney. And journalist Diane Sawyer was one of the journalists to come under fire for their treatment of the pop star. 

Dad Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Alex Weingarten, says his client is not to blame for the 2003 interview. He hasn’t commented on why certain media platforms were being paid tens of thousands of Britney’s money to improve the image of the abusive conservator management.

Escaping an abusive conservatorship

Britney Spears is arguably one of the most successful performers of all time. She is a talented,  beautiful, and much-loved personality. It looked like she had everything. Then in 2008, she had a very public meltdown. That’s when the people that were always trying to control her life got the legal right to micromanage it.