Britney Spears vented her rage on Instagram about an unidentified fast food employee who took “pity” on her for crying in her car.
What was supposed to be a relaxing day of decompression turned into something akin to a nightmare for Spears.
The “Toxic” singer began her Instagram post by discussing her efforts to establish a self-care routine, as well as how she frequently forgets to eat.
She then described getting into her car to cry her eyes out, adding that her car is her safe haven:
“So I got in my car yesterday and cried. I cried so damn hard, but geez my car is my spaceship. It’s where I have my best interests, thoughts, creative urges, ideas, it’s spiritual.”
Spears decided to go look for something to eat after her “me time” in her car on that particular day, and her eyes landed on the fast food chain, Jack in The Box.
“I’ve never ate there a day in my f**king life. I was like holy s**t and when I saw that big sig of pictures of the food [sic].”
She wrote that she ordered a cookies and cream milkshake and a double cheeseburger, and that when she picked them up from the drive-through, the fast food worker told her, “it’s gonna be okay.”
This irritated the singer, who observed that she did not appear to be crying:
“nobody could tell, only me. My face still looked normal.”
Perhaps the soothing words were not what the singer expected to hear because she was enraged.
“WTF did he just say? He doesn’t know me and I sure as hell didn’t know his a*s. So what did he say that?”
She went on to say that his words “offended” her and cursed the fast food employee:
“you don’t know me. You’re not my blood so go f**k yourself!”
The caption on the Instagram post has been changed as of this writing, but the original image uploaded remains.
This post comes after Spears took a break from social media after deleting her account and then reactivating it. According to the Daily Mail UK, she did this six times this year.
Netizens chastised Spears for lashing out at the employee, while others defended her, claiming that her reaction was based on trauma.
A fan wrote:
“People in the comments are y’all okay? If I’m having a breakdown and a stranger came to me with a half baked feel good quote knowing 0 about my situation, yea, it would be frustrating and uncalled for. Say you’re sorry for whatever it is I’m going through or just be quiet.”
A Twitter user wrote:
“Working through trauma doesn’t give you the right to be mean to other people.”