Britney Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari poked a little fun at themselves on Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a cute video of themselves clowning around and using filters to exaggerate their facial features. It was a rare bit of fun in what has been a very serious time in the pop star’s life.
These days, face filters aren’t as popular or as ubiquitous as they once were. But that didn’t stop Britney and Sam from posting a video of themselves using one.
In the video, which can be seen below, the software did its magic while Britney and Sam played their parts. With their voices artificially altered, the 38-year-old pop star smiled jokingly at the camera as Sam called her “gorgeous” and exclaimed that her beauty is why he fell in love with her. His words were juxtaposed with Britney’s comically-large eyes.
The camera then panned over to Sam, who asked if Britney thinks he’s beautiful. Britney, unable to stifle her laughter, exclaimed that “this is so bad!”
It was a moment of levity that stood in contrast to the drama that Britney has been dealing with recently.
The “Oops!…I Did It Again” songstress has struggled with personal issues throughout her career, including substance abuse problems and at least one psychiatric hospitalization. Her father, Jamie, was given conservatorship over her affairs, a situation that was intended to be temporary. However, to this day, 10 years after it was supposed to end, she remains in conservatorship, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
She’s been involved in a public battle to be released from that legal limbo and has earned support from fans and fellow celebrities, who have started the #FreeBritney movement. Meanwhile, questions remain about her mental and physical health.
It’s a situation that fans noticed in the comments section of her post.
“So everyones just gonna act like shes not faking…. Okay cool i give up at this point,” wrote one commenter.
Another indicated that they’re not particularly fond of Sam, writing that they “hate that man.”
Similarly, one commenter tried to warn Spears’ boyfriend that the situation seemed somehow wrong.
“SAM DO NOT ACT LIKE THIS IS OKAY,” the quipped.
A different user suggested that Britney was saying something beyond the words that she was actually speaking.
“Tries to decode all secret messages in this video,” they wrote.
Similarly, one commenter was convinced the whole thing was a sign of Britney’s continued personal issues.
“something ain’t right here…. Britney we love you, please be safe,” they said.