More like Jamie Lynn Spears now feels like she has no choice but to speak freely in light of some of the criticism coming her famous sister's way.
Earlier this month, Britney Spears checked into a mental health facility due to the difficulty she was having in dealing with her father's medical condition.
(The beloved pop singer opened up about her dad's ruptured colon and related, significant surgeries in an emotional Instagram post from January.)
At the time, Britney explained that she had to cancel the next installment of her Las Vegas residency in order to focus on her father's health needs, writing this to her fans:
"A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him.
"I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time.
"Thank you, and love you all… always."
Details regarding Britney's exact mental state have not been made public, but some reports have alleged the singer has been suffering because she is off her medication.
Over the last several days, meanwhile, some fans have come to believe that Britney is being held against her will.
The hashtag #FreeBritney has even started trending and some real losers out there have pointed a finger of blame at Britney's loved ones, most notably Jamie Lynn Spears.
They are somehow upset with Jamie Lynn for not doing more to save her sister.
As you might expect, such a notion does not sit well with Jamie Lynn.
Not. At. All.
Early this morning, she jumped on Instagram to share a video of Spears from 2007.
It features a woman approaching the Spears sister and telling Britney, in no uncertain terms, that “nobody wants you in this neighborhood,” to which Jamie Lynn awesome responds:
“Then move the f-ck out!”
As a caption to the video, she wrote:
“10 years ago, who was there?? I have been here long before anyone else, and I’ll be here long after.
"I love my sister with everything I have. So, anyone or anything that speaks to the contrary can GTFOH with all the comments about what you don’t understand.
"Do not come for me or the ones I love anymore.”
Referencing what Jamie Lynn told this woman back in 2007, she concluded as follows:
You can move the “blank” outta here with all that, just like this other lady who was running her mouth.
And the sisters’ mom, Lynne Spears, agrees, as she commented on the All That alum’s post with four red heart emojis.
Anyone who has followed the saga of this family is aware that Jamie Lynn was among the many relatives who supported Britney during her high-profile breakdown in 2007 and 2008 in the wake of the Grammy winner’s divorce from Kevin Federline.
Her father is now sick, physically.
Her sister is now sick, mentally.
The last thing she needs is for total strangers to judge her based on no evidence whatsoever.
We can all agree that Britney needs as much support as possible and all pray for her recovery.
But let's also agree that Jamie Lynn bears no responsibility for what has happened here -- and, for the love of God, let's all leave her the heck alone.