Christina Aguilera calls Britney Spears' conservatorship 'devastating, demeaning' in emotional message

Christina Aguilera has penned an emotional message about Britney Spears' conservatorship after the 'Toxic' singer gave a bombshell testimony in court. 

Aguilera, who starred in the Mickey Mouse Club alongside Spears and rose to international superstardom at the same time, called the conservatorship helmed by Spears' father Jamie "the most depleting, devastating and demeaning thing imaginable". 

In a series of tweets that included an old photo of the pair as young girls, Aguilera said she had been "thinking about Britney and everything she is going through". 

"It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish," she wrote. 

"To be silenced, ignored, bullied or denied support by those 'close' to you is the most depleting, devastating and demeaning thing imaginable. 

"The harmful mental and emotional damage this can take on a human spirit is nothing to be taken lightly." 

In a shocking speech made in court last week, Spears claimed the conservatorship she had been under since 2008 was "abusive", alleging she had been forced to work like a "slave", was drugged against her will and banned from having an IUD removed that was preventing her from having another child, among other claims. 

In response to Spears' words, Aguilera wrote: "Every woman must have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing and her own happiness." 

Aguilera made it clear she was "not behind the doors of this very layered & personal yet public conversation", but was simply "sharing from her heart" based on what she had seen in the media. 

"The conviction and desperation of this plea for freedom leads me to believe that this person I once knew has been living without compassion or decency from those in control," she continued. 

"To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you she deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life.

"My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world." 

Aguilera joins a chorus of celebrity voices expressing outrage over Spears' situation, including her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and The View co-host Meghan McCain

Spears' sister Jamie Lynn also made a statement on Instagram, biting back at critics who accused her of radio silence throughout the entirety of the conservatorship. 

Speaking to the judge, Spears said her father should be "jailed" for his actions, insisting "my entire family did nothing". 

Spears has petitioned to have her conservatorship ended immediately and without the need for a health evaluation.