Across the globe, fans and devoted supporters are calling out “FreeBritney,’ in support of Britney Spears being released from her Jamie Spears-lead conservatorship. Now, one retailer in the UK has tried to hop aboard, however without autocorrect this retailer has been left with a pretty obvious typo.
Karl Baxter, the owner of Wholesale Clearance UK, wanted to support Spears and join the movement to free Britney from her 13-year long conservatorship.
Baxter’s company purchased a lot of t-shirts to help with the cause and donate a portion of the profits to help Spears’ case.
However, shortly after purchasing the 10,000 shirts, Baxter discovered that the apparel read “#freebrittany” instead of “freebritney.”
As soon as the news broke about the misprinted shirts, “#freebrittnay” started trending on Twitter. Baxter explained, “It seems that despite the misprint, people are still really keen to invest in a t-shirt and helps us donate to the cause. We have been pleasantly surprised with the reaction."
"Originally, we weren’t even sure people would be interested in them due to the misprint. We have had a lot of interest, including an offer to take all of them."
Additionally, this UK retailer isn’t the only one stepping up to support Britney. In Congress U.S. Representatives, Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, and Charlie Crist, a Democrat from Florida, have introduced a bipartisan bill that would establish federally mandated safeguards for those placed in conservatorships.
The Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation or FREE Act came about after Spears’ virtual June testimony, detailing abuse and anguish under her conservatorship.
CNN reports, “The bill would also guarantee that individuals under guardianships are assigned an independent caseworker and require caseworkers and public guardians disclose their finances to ensure there's no conflict of interest. The legislation would also require states to provide 'an up to date' database on how many people are under guardianships or conservatorships.”
Finally, in Britney’s most recent Instagram post, the Popstar let followers know that she is “not even close” to being done sharing what she has been through under the 13-year conservatorship, explaining that her testimony is just the tip of the iceberg.
Alongside an image the reads “One day at a time,” Spears wrote, “I said 'life goes on' in one of my recent posts but it’s always easier said than done !!!!! In that moment that’s what felt was the easiest to say but I think we all know that I will never be able to let go and fully move on until I’ve said all I needed to say … and I’m not even close !!!!”
She concludes, “I was told to stay quiet about things for so long and I finally feel like I’m just getting here !!!!!”