Addison Rae has found herself in hot water after she revealed how she ‘relates’ to Britney Spears in an interview with Bustle. Here’s what she said.
The TikTok star has become the talk on Twitter after she stated that she ‘relates’ to Britney Spears’ ‘overwhelming’ life.
The 20-year-old continues to gain popularity as a social media star with over 79 million followers on TikTok alone and 37 million fans on Instagram.
Following a recent interview in which she talked about Britney Spears, Addison received backlash from many social media users.
Addison Rae talks how she ‘relates’ to Britney Spears
In an interview with Bustle, Addison stated how she ‘relates’ to Britney Spears after watching the Framing Britney Spears documentary.
The documentary focused on Britney’s ongoing conservatorship battle and paparazzi mistreatment over the years as the singer’s fans continue to support the #FreeBritney movement.
Addison, who is set to make her movie debut in He’s All That, said that she can definitely see how Britney’s life is “overwhelming”. The TikTok star added that she “kind of dealt with that a lot” herself.
“I definitely can see how that is an overwhelming life,” Addison stated. “People do come up with narratives around you that aren’t necessarily true. I’ve kind of dealt with that a lot, people being really involved in really personal aspects of your life.”
People react on Twitter
It’s safe to say that Addison’s comments have been met with criticism from some people on social media.
One person said: “I get TikTokkers go through struggles but to compare the level of what Britney Spears went through is mad disrespectful.”
Another one said: “Addison Rae commenting on her “being like” Britney Spears is kind of like when Charli D’Amelio (I don’t know her name) thought the hashtag was for her. When people become an “influencer” instead of media training they should focus on facts & empathy…. (it’s not hard).”
Other Twitter users acknowledged that while Addison’s comments may haven’t been right in this case, people shouldn’t bully the TikTok star as they become the same thing they’re fighting for.
One person said: “I don’t agree with the comparison but I do agree that Addison gets much more hate than other influencers. She was literally trending for falsely dying. I think that headline or whatever she said was just worded poorly.”
Someone else added: “While I agree what she said was stupid, I hope people don’t target and bully her. Everyone has their own struggle, maybe or maybe not, she related to Britney. Regardless, calling her names and harassing her is uncalled for. You are becoming the very thing you’re fighting then.”
Meanwhile, a lot of people have also called out several Twitter posts and headlines that have twisted Addison’s comments, saying that the TikTok star just wanted to empathise with Britney.
“She didn’t compare herself the title is misleading,” tweeted another user. “She was asked about the framing Britney documentary and she replied that she can empathize with her because “people come up with narratives”. I think everyone can agree with that.”