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Celebrity superstar and pop music royalty Britney Spears has sent certain sections of the internet into a spin after posting a screenshot of words by New York-based writer Mimi Zhuxiyuan. Normally known for sharing revealing selfies and inspirational quotes, this post has struck a different chord with many of her followers.
With many people blaming capitalist hierarchies for the current state of the US political system, as well as their floundering response to the coronavirus, it seems that frustration with the power structures that be are at an all-time high. It’s a sentiment that Britney has picked up on too – or so it would seem.
Championing notions made famous by 19th Century philosopher Karl Marx, such as “redistribution of wealth” and worker striking, the post has led many to interpret it as a hard-left turn in Britney’s politics. A rose emoji, which is a symbol used by democratic socialists, was also added to the post along with the words “Communion goes beyond walls”.
Naturally, Britney has already been labelled the “queen of post-capitalism” among other things and is trending on Twitter as we speak… Check out the original post and some Twitter reactions below:
A lot of people are shocked by Britney Spears' hard-left turn but just look at her songs.
Toxic? Clearly a critique of late-stage capitalism.
Gimme More? About demanding higher wages through collective bargaining.
I'm A Slave 4 U? The plight of being a wage slave.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) March 24, 2020
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) March 24, 2020
Britney Spears, 1998: “Everyone has been doing emails”
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 24, 2020
Mi comandante Britney Spears. pic.twitter.com/2PWwTsk4s7
— Shep (@XEPLAINFIESHTA) March 24, 2020
Ya know, I'm personally not a fan of either's music, but if somebody told me in 2003 that Britney Spears would be calling for wealth redistribution and Bono would be celebrating capitalism and taking selfies with GW Bush, I'd assume they had it backwards.
— Ron Placone (@RonPlacone) March 25, 2020
— .candice. (@sassysocialism) March 25, 2020