Britney Spears supporters applauded the Conservatory’s decision
The throng of Britney Spears supporters seemed to hold their breath as one man in the moments before news broke that James P. Spears had been suspended as a Tory after 13 years.
Robert Bordelon, 25, of Los Angeles was the first to tell the crowd the decision had been made, before instantly falling to his knees sobbing.
“They thought we were crazy,” he said, crying. “They thought she was crazy.”
The crowd erupted, jumping and cheering. Many fans adopted it, seeing it as a justification for the #FreeBritney movement.
Arthur Avitia, 30, was clutching his black fur stole as he heard the news.
– I’m so relieved, he said breathlessly. “This is what Britney has wanted for 13 years, and it is high time.”
The news has also caught the interest of activists seeking to advance the cause of an end to guardianship abuses, including Angelique Fawcette, 51, who helped organize today’s “unity rally”.
“It is a rationale on many levels for many people,” she said after learning of the court ruling.
“It means so much to the hundreds of thousands of people who are locked in guardianship – both legal and illegal,” she said.
As the heart rate slowed and the tears stopped falling, the crowd gathered into small groups, analyzing what this means for the Guardianship in the future.
Kevin Wu, 37, a data analyst from Los Angeles, has been a fixture in court protests since 2019.
“Although Britney’s case has gained worldwide attention, it is not unique,” he said. “Nothing will change without public awareness. “
Mathew S. Rosengart, counsel for Ms Spears, thanked his supporters on his behalf. “She’s so happy and she’s so grateful to all of you,” he told them outside the courthouse.