Jamie Lynn Spears has begged people to cease threatening her as thousands sign a petition to remove her from her TV show.
Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn has begged trolls on Instagram to stop making “death threats” after being slammed for “not helping” the star.
Writing on social media, the 30-year-old wrote: “I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves, but can we please stop with the death threats, especially the death threats to children.”
The US Sun reports the Nickelodeon star was accused of “abandoning” her older sister earlier this week but has insisted that she “loves and supports” the troubled singer.
There’s been so much backlash and hate that fans have organized a petition on Change.org to have Jamie Lynn “removed” from her Netflix show, Sweet Magnolias.
The protest claimed that: “Jamie Lynn Spears has been a part of the disgusting, dehumanizing conservatorship of her sister Britney Spears.
“We’ve learned the truth & how Jamie Lynn is just as corrupt & responsible as the people who put her sister in that conservatorship,” the petition slammed.
“She lives off her sister’s hard-earned money, her sister doesn’t even have access to her own money, but Jamie Lynn & the rest of the Spears family does. Remove Jamie Lynn immediately!!!”
Shockingly, nearly 13,000 people had already signed the petition at the time this story was published.
Jamie Lynn had previously remained silent on the issue of her sister’s conservatorship, and fans have scolded her for her alleged role in keeping Britney under the “abusive” contract.
On Monday, the actress broke her silence on the matter as she took to her Instagram stories to assert it was not her “place” to speak out until her sister did.
“But now that she’s very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I need to say,” she explained.
“I think it’s obvious that since the day I was born, I’ve only loved and adored and supported my sister. “I mean, this is my freakin’ big sister before any of this bulls***,” she reasoned.
“I don’t care if she wants to run away to the rainforest and have a zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has so many times before.”
Jamie Lynn continued on to say that in regards to the conservatorship, she has “nothing to gain or lose either way” and that she’s “only concerned about [Britney’s] happiness.” While nearly breaking down in tears, the All That alum claimed: “I’ve made a very conscious choice in my life to only participate in her life as her sister.
“Maybe I didn’t support her the way the public would like me too with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you I had supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I’ll support her long after. Note that.”
Later, Jamie Lynn addressed the allegation that she has lived off of her sister’s money and profited from Britney’s conservatorship.
The child star assured fans that she’s had her own money for years, she’s been working as an actress since childhood, paying her “own bills” since she was 10, and said she doesn’t owe the public any explanations for her silence. This article originally appeared on The US Sun and is republished here with permission.