Britney Spears.

Britney Spears is "handled like a toddler" a pal close to the singing sensation has told. The pop star's colleague Claude Kelly, who worked on her 2008 album Circus, has shared just how little the control the Stronger hitmaker has over her life in light of the Framing Britney Spears documentary.

The film - made by The New York Times - explores the Toxic musician's rise to fame and difficulties with the media, her family and wellbeing and focuses on 39-year-old Britney's relationship with dad Jamie and the long-running conservatorship.

Under the order - in which a guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge - responsibility for Britney's finances, and other areas of her life, lie with her father after her mental health breakdown in 2007.

And giving an insight into how the mother-of-two has "no rights" under the conservatorship, singer-songwriter Claude told The Sun: "She’s 39 and she’s been doing this a long time, it doesn’t make sense that she’s being handled like a toddler who has no rights.

Britney Spears.

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“The whole thing brings up a bigger issue of human rights and it doesn’t make sense to remove the right for people to live the way they want to live. There’s hundreds of other celebrities that have had pretty tough times like public breakdowns, public divorces or embarrassments and they haven’t needed to lose all of their rights."

Claude added that everyone can "make mistakes" before adding "God forbid" that someone can swoop in and "decide how you live your life" if a conservatorship is put in place.

Framing Britney Spears has left fans and celebrities outraged and heartbroken at her treatment. Since the documentary's release in America, the #FreeBritney campaign on social media has gathered pace.

Brittney Spears supporters.

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The likes of Bette Midler, Andy Cohen, Miley Cyrus and Khloe Kardashian are just some of the famous names to have thrown their weight behind the campaign.

Page Six report that the factual film has given the songstress hope that she could one day "finally be freed from the vice-like grip of her father".

A source told the outlet that “Britney finally feels like there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel" and added that she is "very grateful and humbled by the public outcry".