Britney Spears raises eyebrows with tiny bikini shot

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Britney has posed in a snakeskin bikini, sparking controversy among fans. Photo: Instagram/britneyspears

Britney Spears has stripped down to a barely-there bikini for a sultry Instagram photo that has raised eyebrows and questions amongst the popstar’s fans.

The Toxic singer is prolific on Instagram, where she regularly posts updates on her life with boyfriend Sam Asghari and outfit of the day posts, but her latest snap has turned up the heat a notch or two.

The mum-of-two can be seen pushing her bikini bottoms down to expose two tattoos on her lower abdomen.

Britney shared two snaps of the snakeskin swimsuit. Photo: Instagram/britneyspears

The snakeskin-patterned swimsuit is set off by a diamond choker and heavy black eye makeup, a bizarre combination that fans have commented upon.

Some are even expressing fears for the singer, as the bizarre photo was shared with a seemingly unrelated caption.

Fans react

Britney Spears is a divisive figure among fans. Photo: Getty Images

While many either praised or debated her fashion choices, others had more pressing questions to ask.

“Am I the only one who is concerned about her wellbeing?!?” one fan wondered.

“She's beautiful but these are such strange pics,” another agreed.

“Most are commenting on her appearance negatively... the type of people we share this world with, it has become too shallow,” a third agreed.

“Girl you look so tired,” one woman noticed.

Others loved the kooky ensemble, praising the look as ‘gorgeous’.

“Wow,” one wrote next to a heart emoji.

“So gorgeous,” said another.

Britney’s social media content regularly divides fans, who oscillate between admiration, and concern.

A Christmas post from the singer modelling a new white dress with another choker, this one lace, prompted a flurry of comments branding the post ‘creepy’.

Others were encouraging and believed the backlash was overblown.

“Looks like she's just being goofy to me. People overthink everything. Keep doing you, Britney!” one woman wrote.

Britney has weathered a difficult few years after her father fell ill, leading to the cancellation of an announced Las Vegas residency, and ongoing legal battles within her family.

Last month, Britney revealed that she finds it difficult to open up on social media.

“Happy holidays friends !!!!” she wrote. “I love sharing with you all ... but it’s been hard to keep wanting to share because people say the meanest things!!”

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