You simply had to submit these parenting movies, Kevin Federline.
Britney Spears’ public spat together with her ex-husband escalated late Wednesday evening when Federline uploaded three movies taken by the previous spouses’ sons, Jayden and Sean Federline, as their mom, um, mothered them. The movies had been from 4 years in the past, when the boys had been 11 and 12.
“I can not sit back and let my sons be accused in this way after what they’ve been through. As much as it hurts us, we decided as a family to post these videos,” Federline, 44, captioned the movies on Instagram. “This isn’t even the worst of it. The lies have to stop. I hope our kids grow up to be better than this.”
Within the quick clips, as described by Web page Six, Spears chastises considered one of her boys for going into an ice cream store with no sneakers on and, in one other video, tells a son to respect her — it’s her home, she says sternly — when she enters his room to provide him lotion for his “coarse” face.
Within the third video, Spears and sons Jayden and Sean argue about who’s interrupting whom, with Jayden saying to his mom, “I think you just care about yourself, because you won’t let us speak one word and you won’t let us go anywhere we wanna go.”
Federline has since taken down the movies, maybe in response to backlash . As of Thursday afternoon, his Instagram account had zero posts.
“It’s so bizarre that Kevin Federline is posting videos of Britney’s kids ‘arguing’ with her that are just her being a parent while they are mad disrespectful to her,” cultural critic and feminist author Roxane Homosexual tweeted Thursday. “Like … good for her knowing what it means to parent.”
“Dear Kevin Federline. You released a “scathing” video of a mother being a mother. Typically mothers -gasp – have reactions,” tweeted Ally Reid, a radio host in Albany, N.Y. “They might discipline by taking things away or ask for respect. This is shocking but sometimes moms will argue with their kids.”
“Kevin Federline is a miserable excuse for a father. That is all,” tweeted “Skylanders Academy” voice actor Greg Ellis.
The drama began over the weekend after the Day by day Mail posted tidbits from Federline’s upcoming ITV tell-all interview.
“The boys have decided they are not seeing her right now,” Federline stated. “It’s been a few months since they’ve seen her. They made the decision not to go to her wedding” to Sam Asghari in June.
He additionally stated Sean and Jayden had been affected by they mom’s behavior of recurrently posting nearly-nudes on her Instagram account.
“I try to explain to them, ‘Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself.’ But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them. It’s tough,” Federline instructed ITV. “I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager having to go to high school.”
Federline and spouse Victoria share parenting duties over the teenager boys, in addition to daughters Jordan, 11, and Peyton, 8. Federline’s older youngsters with Shar Jackson — Kori, 20, and Kaleb, 18 — steadily go to, the Day by day Mail stated.
Spears’ ex initially bought full custody of Sean and Jayden following the couple’s divorce in 2007, however that settlement modified through the years to permit the pop star extra visitation. Solely not too long ago did the boys inform their mother they’d be spending most of their time with their dad.
After Federline’s latest remarks, Spears chimed on this week in her Instagram Story, which has since expired, saying partly, “It’s hard for me to let go of things I truly love … like my kids. The situation should have 100 percent been dealt with privately and definitely not online !!!”
She continued, writing, “Yeah, I know that teenagers are just hard to deal with at that age … but COME ON, there’s being rude then there’s being HATEFUL … they would visit me, walk in the door, go straight to their room and lock the door !!! The [court-appointed] MONITOR would tell me that he just likes to be in his room … I’m like why come visit me if they don’t even visit me !!! But I never said that because I have to be kind !!!”
She additionally laid out an accusation of marijuana use on the Federline residence, writing, “I can guarantee you, that house has more weed than Ludacris, 50 Cent, Jay Z and Puff Daddy combined!” (That remark earned her some backlash as a result of she talked about solely Black artists.)
“I can’t process how I dedicated 20 years of my life to those kids … everything was about them !!!,” Spears wrote because the submit neared its finish. “For them to knock the breath out of me … see you can’t fix me !!! No therapy or sense of worship can fix my heart !!! I will forever have trauma and I know this, I’ve accepted it.”
Spears’ lawyer, Mathew S. Rosengart, wasn’t having any of what Federline was promoting, saying in a press release Thursday that he wouldn’t stand for any bullying of his shopper.
“Whether he realizes it or not, Mr. Federline has not only violated the privacy and dignity of the mother of his children, he has undermined his own children, whose privacy he should protect,” the lawyer stated.
“Putting aside his ITV interview, Mr. Federline’s ill-advised decision to post an old video of his 11 and 12 year old children was cruel, bottom of the barrel stuff. It was abhorrent. In addition to demeaning himself and violating societal norms, he has now also created various legal issues for himself including, but not limited to, implicating cyber-harassment and cyber-bullying statutes, among other things.”
Rosengart stated he was working with Instagram to verify Federline was adhering to its guidelines and exploring “all appropriate relief against him.”
“In the meantime, as Britney herself poignantly said, whatever is occurring between her and her boys should remain private,” he added. “We urge Mr. Federline to act with a measure of grace and decency and to cease from publicly discussing private matters, which benefits no one.”