Britney Spears estranged husband Sam Asghari took a shot at Donald Trump Jr. for using the pop star’s latest seemingly breakdown to knock the Biden Administration.
Trump Jr. posted a meme mocking the star to his 6.5 million followers on October 1st.
In the image, a glamorous photo of a teenage Spears posing in a crop top and short denim skirt from the early years of her career is juxtaposed with the singer dressed in a mismatched bikini wielding two giant knives with a wild expression.
In the side by side meme, the Spears of younger is captioned with “America under Trump,” while the text above the older unhinged looking version reads, “America under Biden.”
"America under Trump and America under Biden": Trump Jr. and Britney Spears as markers of the state of the United States. pic.twitter.com/i01Vl1zy8K
— shining world (@shiningworld8) October 2, 2023
Trump Jr. simply wrote “yup” on the the post, which has received over 240,000 likes.
He wasn’t done taking shots at Spears, and shared another side-by-side meme of a promotional photo of Spears circa her her “…Baby One More Time” era in the late nineties, beside another still of the Grammy-winning artist wielding two butcher knives like a slasher movie villain.
Above the first snap, “the photo they use in the newspaper” was written, while the second image read, “What your body camera saw.”
“How true is this?!?” Trump Jr. captioned his October 4 post.
The stills in the memes were derived from a viral video Spears posted of herself doing an elaborate dance routine with two giant knives.
“I started playing in the kitchen with knives today,” she wrote in the caption. “Don’t worry they are NOT real knives. Halloween is soon.”
Britney Spears dangerously dances with knives in new Instagram video. pic.twitter.com/QrhMOxCWEJ
— Pop Base (@PopBaseUpdates) September 26, 2023
In the video, she smiles manically at the camera while repeatedly twirling and manipulating the knives.
In the background, her three tiny dogs draw curiously closer, until she clangs the weapons together and they scamper off.
In a follow-up three days later, Spears posted another dance routine with knives, but clarified they were fake.
“I know I spooked everyone with the last post, but these are fake knives that my team rented from Hand Prop shop in LA,” she assured followers.
“These are not real knives. No one needs to worry or call the police,” the “Toxic” singer wrote. “I’m trying to imitate one of my favorite performers Shakira.”
Spears was referring to the Latin artist’s 2003 VMA performance, where she similarly wielded butcher knives as she shook it on stage.
“Cheers to us bad girls who aren’t afraid to push boundaries and take risks,” Spears concluded.
But when the “Womanizer” singer was spotted dancing to Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons” with a bandage on one of her fingers, fans doubted her assertions that the knives were fake.
I just pray everyday that Britney Spears hires Parkwood Entertainment and gets back to work ASAP. Book the stadiums. Dust those demos. Release another fragrance. Guest star on #TheMorningShow & stay away from those knives. A pic.twitter.com/A0vQeiQP1q
— Carlos (@candidlycarloss) October 11, 2023
The video has since been deleted, but police were still called in to perform a wellness check on the troubled star.
Spears was furious with fans for causing her run-in with the law for what she described as a “joke” in another Instagram post.
“Is it a joke in the news again with welfare checks,” she wrote according to the New York Post. “Come on America … we cooler than that, right??”
“The officers came to my home and said they would not leave until they spoke to me as people do 4-minute performances with them,” she went on. “I am getting an apology. I’ve been bullied in my home for so long now…ITS ENOUGH!”
britney spears slapping ass with knives reaction woman dancing hitting butt with knife meme pic.twitter.com/DOlf6GF4yp
— The Memes Archive (@TheMemesArchive) October 7, 2023
Asghari, who filed for divorce in August after a year of marriage, lashed out at Trump Jr. for bullying his estranged wife.
“Hey, Little Trump. You won’t stop bullying so I’m here to tell you that being a bully doesn’t make you cool nor [does] it makes you friends,” he said in an Instagram Story last Wednesday. “And it certainly doesn’t require intelligence to be one.”
“I can be a bully, too. I can say ‘The best is yet to come.’ But I won’t do that. I won’t do that,” he continued. “Because it’s just mean being a bully, and like I said it doesn’t make you cool.”
“So, don’t be a bully Jr. Don’t be one,” he concluded.