Britney Spears Calls For Strike And Wealth Redistribution In The U.S.
Pop Icon Britney Spears shared a graphic espousing socialist politics by the writer Mimi Zhu on her Instagram account calling for a strike and the redistribution of wealth in the U.S.
Spears captioned the graphic: “Communion moves beyond walls” and added three red rose emojis, a symbol associated with the socialist cause online. Zhu said on Twitter that she was “really grateful” that Spears had shared the post – though unattributed – and emphasized the importance of crediting artists for their work.
Zhu tweeted: “At the end of the day I think this is funny and sweet, and I’m happy my work moved her because [sic] she moved me a lot while I was growing up – Comrade Britney is an icon and I’m glad we are connected on this wavelength.”
The pop star does not control any of her own fortune or business decisions. She has been under her father’s conservatorship since February 2008. Spears was committed to a psychiatric ward after experiencing a public breakdown. She has since released many albums, toured and staged a lucrative Vegas residency. However, she has been in a professional hiatus since last January.
Spears has made few political statements over her 21-year pop career. Earlier this week, Spears participated in the #DoYourPartChallenge on Instagram, encouraging fans in need during the coronavirus pandemic to DM her if they needed help buying food or provisions for their children. In 2017 she encouraged fans to tell Congress to pass the Dream Act. She supported President George W. Bush during the Iraq war.