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Britney Spears calls for a general strike, implores fans to “redistribute wealth”

“We [will] feed each other, redistribute wealth, strike,” reads a post on the pop icon’s IG.

March 24, 2020
Britney Spears calls for a general strike, implores fans to “redistribute wealth” Valerie Macon / Getty Images

With the COVID-19 pandemic posing a serious threat to the foundations of our society, people have started to act up. Conservative pundits, a mere 10 days into self-isolation, are calling for working people to return to their jobs despite the fact that it might kill them and/or overburden an already struggling health system; Gal Gadot, Bono, and their famous pals are singing their songs of unity or togetherness or whatever for reasons that I can't quite grasp; old nü-metal bands are going on racist Twitter rants. They say that you know a person by the way they act in the most challenging times. We've learned plenty already.

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It's heartening, then, to see pop icon Britney Spears respond to this unprecedented moment in modern history by calling for a general strike and the redistribution of wealth. On Instagram this morning, Britney re-upped a post from Mimi Zhu that espoused the sort of Marxist principles most pop stars would run a mile from.

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Communion goes beyond walls 🌹🌹🌹

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Britney Spears is a socialist now. This is a good thing. Enjoy the good thing.

Update: In an earlier version of this article, Mimi Zhu's name was misspelled. We regret the error.

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Britney Spears calls for a general strike, implores fans to “redistribute wealth”