Jamie Lynn Spears is speaking up to defend her sister Britney Spears!
On Tuesday, the actress spoke about the importance of mental health and called out trolls who were demanding information about Britney’s state.
Jamie Lynn shared her thoughts on the subject on Instagram and quoted a message singer Halsey shared earlier in the day. ‘If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence’- HALSEY,” Jamie Lynn wrote in her caption.
The actress continued: “If you deal with mental illness or care for someone dealing with mental illness, then you know how important it is to respect the situation with privacy for the person, and the family trying to protect their loved ones, no matter how it may appear to the public, and as the public we must learn to do the same.”
“I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness, you are not alone, and you are loved. Sending all my love and prayers to all of you,” she concluded.
It’s possible that Jamie Lynn’s message was referring to Kanye West’s recent Twitter rant, however many fans jumped to the conclusion that it was about her sister Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn clapped back in the comments to defend her sister.
“You have no right to assume anything about my sister, and I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters,” Jamie Lynn wrote. “She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS,” she added.
One commenter demanded that Jamie Lynn and the rest of her family “speak out and clarify all these assumptions.”
Jamie Lynn clapped back, “I would never speak out just to clarify things to the public, when the person it pertains to does not want that to happen.”
She added, “I’d rather take all the hate, then speak about someone elses [sic] personal matter, that they want to keep private.”