Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Wiki/Instagram/britneyspears
Perez Hilton says he reached out to Britney Spears to apologise in December 2020.
The media has faced a reckoning over its treatment of the 'Toxic' singer in the late 90s/00s, since the recent release of doumentary Framing Britney Spears.
Speaking on the Chanel in the City podcast, showbiz guru Perez - who wrote about Britney extensively on his blog at the time - shared that he's actually said sorryo to the star on multiple occasions.
"I went through this big emotional break in December"
“I don’t want to get into details, but I did apologise to Britney recently," he said. "Actually, I’ll say when: in December."
The father-of-two added: "I don’t need to go into details about how, but I went through this big emotional break in December… and one of the things I wanted to do… it’s kind of like the things people do in 12 step programmes, they’ll reach out to people that they have wronged and apologise, and even though I had apologised before, there’s nothing wrong with apologising again, or differently, so I did.
"And she was one of the few people that I reached out to in December.”
Since the doc aired, entertainment figures such as interviewer Diane Sawyer and Britney's ex Justin Timberlake have also been called out for their past treatment of Britney.
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The 'Me Against the Music' singer seemingly addressed the film herself in an Instagram post earlier this month, saying: "Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens."
Perez said elsewhere in the podcast: "I do not believe that Britney Spears is not being held against her will. I do believe that she’s unhappy with certain aspects of the conservatorship.
"I absolutely feel that her father [Jamie Spears] should not be her conservator. She does not want him in that role anymore.
"And we’ve learned so much about him. That should be obvious to anybody that the role that he served has run its course and it’s time for him to stop."
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