Christina Aguilera has criticised the "unacceptable" and "demeaning" treatment of Britney Spears after the popstar publicly condemned the conservatorship that controls her life and career in a court in LA last week.

In a plea to the court on June 23, Spears asked a judge to end her conservatorship, saying the court-ordered legal arrangement controlling her life is "abusive" and "doing me way more harm than good".

Aguilera, who had a similar career trajectory as Spears, coming to fame on The Mickey Mouse Club before they became internationally beloved popstars in the early 2000s, has now voiced her wholehearted support for Spears.

In a passionate statement released on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, she wrote: "These past few days I've 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.

"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.

"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.

"While I am not behind the closed doors of this very layered & personal yet public conversation all I can do is share from my heart on what I've heard, read and 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."

Christina Aguilera says Britney Spears has been "living without compassion or decency from those in control"

She concluded: "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."

Spears' younger sister Jamie Lynn has also broken her silence on the conservatorship.

Jamie Lynn said she is "so proud" of Britney for using her voice to publicly condemn the legal arrangement.

"If ending the conservatorship and flying to Mars or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy – I support that 100% because I support my sister. I love my sister", she said in a video shared to social media.

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