Jamie Lynn Spears, the younger sister of pop superstar Britney Spears and a mildly famous singer and actress in her own right, is learning a very important lesson in terms of speaking out on social media: don’t do it without proper consideration.
Late last week, Spears took to her Instagram stories to share one aspect of her experience as a Tesla owner with her fans. It wasn’t a pleasant one, either. In fact, she used terms such as “tragedy” and “devastating” to describe it, because it involved running over and killing several cats. Her own.
“We have now lost – I don’t even want to tell you how many cats – because they don’t hear the Tesla crank and unfortunate things happen and it’s really devastating and tragic for everyone involved,” Jamie Lynn said on camera. She’s since deleted the video that she had posted to her Instagram Story, but TMZ captured it and you can see it in full at the bottom of the page.
Spears continued: because her Tesla wouldn’t make any noise as she was driving out, it had played a significant part in the death of many of her pet cats. She even got one of her kids on camera to talk about the family’s latest cat to have died this way, Turkey.
In the same video, Spears urged Tesla CEO Elon Musk to do something about this because he “owed” her a couple of cats. Tesla was “the silent cat killer,” she said.
In a retraction, Spears clarifies her initial statement by basically saying she’s been misquoted – which she hasn’t, as you can find out for yourself by checking out the video below.
In a new post on her Stories, she says she hasn’t run over any of her own cats and that she “was only making a suggestion about something [she] think would be extremely helpful, and the geniuses at @teslamotors are the best to go.” That is to say, it was just a random thought about how Tesla could do better by all cat owners out there, based on a hypothetical situation. Which it was not, to be sure.
The only part Spears does get right is that “Tesla is not to be blamed” because “user error is admittedly involved.”
Though Elon Musk does usually respond when he’s tagged by celebrities and non-famous people alike, this is one discussion he sat out.
Original posted at www.autoevolution.com