Jamie Lyn Spears’ first foray into British reality television got off to a shaky start over the weekend after many viewers felt she went out of her way to avoid any mention of her famous older sister Britney Spears.
a Video teaser On Sunday’s episode of “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here,” the “Zoey 101” star appears describing herself as “best known for being an actress and singer.”
Watch the teaser for “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” below.
in Second clipShe acknowledges her family’s influence on her music career.
“My mother played the piano a lot,” she says.
It didn’t take long for viewers on social media to point out that Jamie Lynn had apparently chosen not to acknowledge her familial connection to one of the world’s biggest pop stars.
“I mean there has to be a parallel universe where we all know the legendary Lynn Spears as one of the most influential pianists the world has ever known.” one person wrote“, referring to Britney and Jamie Lynn’s mother, Lynn Spears.
Another added: “I had no idea she was famous in her own right to be honest. I honestly thought she was just Britney’s sister.
In 2021, Britney suggested her younger brother played a role in a 13-year court-ordered conservatorship that gave her limited authority over her personal and financial affairs.
“This so-called support system has hurt me deeply,” she wrote at the time. “This guardianship has killed my dreams.”
After Jamie Lynn wrote candidly about Britney in her 2022 memoir, “Things I Should Have Said,” the eldest Spears slammed her sister for “trying to sell a book at my expense” in a brief statement on social media.
However, Jamie Lynn has maintained that she is Britney’s “biggest supporter”, saying on Good Morning America last year: “I just loved her and supported her and did what was right by her, and she knows that. So I don’t know why we’re in this situation now.” “.
Given this apparent rift, Newsweek and other publications have reported I speculated That Jamie Lynn may be legally obligated not to talk about Britney during her run of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.
HuffPost reached out to Jamie Lynn Spears’ rep for comment, but did not immediately hear back.
“I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!” It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom in 2003. The “Survivor”-style series follows a group of celebrities living in remote locations where their access to resources is limited. Each week, a new contestant is tasked with providing food and other amenities for the group, in hopes of avoiding being voted out.
Despite the hype over Jamie Lynn’s appearance, she’s far from the most surprising contestant this season. Some viewers Pledge to boycott The series after it was announced that she is a British media personality and former right-wing politician Nigel Faragewho has been an outspoken supporter of Brexit and former President Donald Trump, will be included in the show.
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