Britney Spears documentary generates 1 million tweets

Britney Spears

Since the Friday premiere of The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, there have been more than 1 million tweets about the pop star and the buzzy documentary, Twitter announced Wednesday (Feb. 10), including 220,000 tweets using the #FreeBritney hashtag.

Twitter conversation around the FX doc — which takes a closer look at the conservatorship in charge of Spears’ estate and the #FreeBritney movement that has cropped up in the past year-plus — spiked on Tuesday when Britney’s boyfriend, Sam Asghari, spoke out about the singer’s ongoing situation, driving 16,000 tweets over the next hour.

Dozens of celebrities, including Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Liz Phair and Sarah Jessica Parker, have taken to Twitter to speak out about the documentary and send their support to Spears.