For the last decade, Britney Spears has been a strong supporter the LGBTQ community. Being hailed as a gay icon since her early days pop stardom, the “Gimme More” singer has reached out to fans struggling to come to terms with their sexual identity, vocally spoken up for the entire LGBTQ community, and was even the recipient GLAAD’s Vanguard Award this year for her continued efforts as a queer ally.
As she embarked on the UK leg her Piece Me tour earlier this week, the star made a stop at Brighton Pride and shared an exclusive Pride-themed edition her perfume “Fantasy,” which benefits GLAAD. “Looking forward to celebrating love and equality at @PrideBrighton tomorrow,” the star wrote. “To help kick f the celebration, there's a special #Pride Edition Fantasy available now at @superdrug stores in the UK!”
But an anti-LGBTQ Facebook page, titled “1,000,000 Supporting Marriage Equality” (the group is only comprised about 150,000 members), reposted an article about the singer’s new fragrance, saying that they would not support this fragrance. “BOYCOTT!!!” the caption read.
Spears, however, has more than one LGBTQ-themed fragrance out there. Last month, the singer made headlines with the release her new fragrance “Prerogative,” which Spears and her team referred to as “a fragrance for all.”
Read Spears’ tweet that began the controversy below: