Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Chris Crocker are persona non-grata as far as Britney Spears' minders are concerned. On Wednesday, a Swedish journalist claimed that the "Toxic" singer's press team deleted half the questions he'd submitted for pre-approval before interviewing the star, including queries about other pop stars and her thoughts on "the future."
Since Spears' prolonged public meltdown period ended with a Los Angeles judge granting her father conservatorship over her life and business affairs, management has clamped down even further on press access to the singer, requiring journalists to submit questions in advance before being granted an audience.
According to Digital Spy, Swedish reporter Torbjörn Ek traveled to the UK to interview Spears about the European leg of her "Femme Fatale" tour, but was hindered by "secret agreements" and the censoring of his questions which "destroy[ed] all possibility of journalistic work."
"They deleted half of my questions that I had to send in advance," he told "Nojes Bladet." "I could not ask about her co-operation with Swedish songwriters, I could not ask about Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez, Britney's successors in the Disney industry... I could not ask about Chris Crocker's world-famous 'Leave Britney Alone' clip, and they had even deleted the question 'What do you hope the future will bring?'"
When he asked Spears if she felt "over-protected," the interview abruptly ended. "I do not believe a word of her response," he said.