BRITNEY Spears' sister Jamie Lynn has been left "blindsided" after a mental health organization turned down a donation from her book proceeds.
Jamie Lynn, 30, had planned to donate some of the proceeds from her memoir Things I Should Have Said to charity This Is My Brave.
But this week, the non-profit publicly declined the donation amid fan outcry over Britney’s conservatorship battle and claims that Jamie Lynn abandoned her.
After This Is Brave rejected the donation, a source told PEOPLE: “Jamie Lynn was totally blindsided by them publicly walking away. The organization was recommended and vetted and knew we were donating, but they've been overwhelmed.
"Unfortunately with them backing out, they are essentially saying that one person's mental health struggles are more valid and important than another. They took a clear stand on whose story they thought had more value to them. Seems their actions don't align with their mission of supporting all voices."
The source added that the incident has been “very upsetting” for the mom-of-two.
"Jamie Lynn has suffered abuses in her life as well and that's what people aren't understanding — she has her own things she's gone through," they explained.
“She can't help that she's Britney's little sister. Her life is only spoken about in relation to her family even though she has also been dealing with mental health issues for the better half of her life. This just reinforces the entire trauma — that her story doesn't matter."
This Is My Brave announced their decision to “take action” on Monday amid mounting pressure from Britney fans.
"We heard you. We're taking action. We are deeply sorry to anyone we offended. We are declining the donation from Jamie Lynn Spears’ upcoming book.” Their message read.
In their caption, they added, “This Is My Brave was recently recommended to be a beneficiary organization for the proceeds from Jamie Lynn Spears' upcoming book. We have made the decision to decline the offer of receiving proceeds from the book sales,"
Jamie Lynn previously said she would open up about her mental health struggles in the book and said that she would donate a part of the proceeds to This Is Brave because “I know how scary it can be to share personal struggles, especially if you don’t feel you have the support or a safe space to do so.”.
NOT GETTING INVOLVED
Jamie Lynn has been very quiet when it comes to her sister's on-going conservatorship battle.
In Britney's explosive court testimony in June - the first time she got to publicly say how she felt about the 13-year conservatorship governed by her father - the pop icon said her "whole family did nothing" to help her during her conservatorship.
Some of Britney's fans have hit out at Jamie Lynn for not speaking up for her sister, but the younger sibling has not got involved.
Throughout Britney's conservatorship battle, fans slammed Jamie Lynn for staying silent on the matter for so long and “not supporting” her sister.
The pop icon herself blasted her younger sibling last month in an angry rant online.
She wrote: “I don't like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!! My so-called support system hurt me deeply!!!!
“This conservatorship killed my dreams ... so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill... yet people still try !!!!”
Jamie Lynn performed alongside fellow singers Kelsea Ballerini, Hailee Steinfeld, and others to a remixed medley of Britney's biggest songs at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards.
Britney later added to claim that her family “ignored” her when she “needed them most.”
To the delight of many fans, in September Britney's father Jamie was removed as her conservator. Another hearing will take place in November to discuss ending the conservatorship in its entirety.
JAMIE LYNN SPEAKS OUT
After Britney's June testimony Jamie Lynn decided to break her silence and speak out on the matter in a series of Instagram Story videos.
The Sweet Magnolias actress told fans that she didn't think it was her "place" to say anything until Britney had had her chance to speak.
She shared in the video: “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.”
Jamie Lynn continued: ”I think it's extremely clear 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***.
“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.”
She went on to explain that when it comes to the conservatorship, she has “nothing to gain or lose either way” and that she’s “only concerned about [Britney’s] happiness."
Choking back tears, Jamie Lynn continued: ”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 to with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure I have supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I'll support her long after. Note that.”
MEMOIR TITLE FIASCO
On October 11, Jamie Lynn took to Instagram to announce the title to her new memoir, Things I Should Have Said.
The book was originally to be named I Must Confess, a lyric from Britney's hit song, ...Baby One More Time. Jamie Lynn allegedly changed the name after receiving backlash from Britney's fans.
On October 12, 2021, Britney followed up with an Instagram post that seemingly shamed her younger sister's.
Britney uploaded a picture of herself gasping, with the caption:
"Psssssss also great news … I’m thinking of releasing a book 📚 next year 😜 but I’m having issues coming up with a title so maybe my fans could help !!!!
"Option #1 … “S**t, I really don’t know” Option #2 … “I really care what people think” 😂🙄🤷🏼♀️ !!!!” What do you guys think 🤔🤔🤔 ????"
The singer made light of the title debacle surrounding Jamie Lynn's memoir, with no response yet from Jamie herself.
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