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Britney Is Proof We Haven't Broken The Stigma Around Mental Health - Yet
I vividly remember the day the story broke that Britney Spears had shaved her head before attacking a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella – pictures of which were splashed across the front pages of every newspaper. It was 2007. Most of the headlines over Britney’s ‘meltdown’ sought to ridicule her.
It started a chain of events in which the singer was in and out of rehab before a 5150 order was placed and she was put under psychiatric care after losing custody of her two sons and divorcing Kevin Federline. As a result, her father was appointed co-conservator of her estate as she was deemed unfit to look after her own affairs. And yet, social commentators and comedians responded by making jokes about ‘pulling a Britney’ – a by-phrase for ‘losing your sh*t’. No wonder, then, that the incident has been referred to as ‘a defining cultural moment’ in celebrity history.