Actress Jamie Lynn Spears had the internet all sorts of confused recently after she publicly went after Elon Musk for the deaths of an untold number of her cats. Now, the actress is clarifying her original statement and assuring fans that while she still has some valid gripes, the first statement may need some things expounded upon.
In a since-expired Instagram Story, the Sweet Magnolias actress better explained her argument with how Tesla vehicles are dangerous to the lives of cats and other animals. She also conceded that it's not entirely the car or Elon Musk's fault that she keeps losing cats to Tesla's, as well as some other key points:
1.) I did not run over any cats. 2.) TESLA is not to be blamed, and was never intended to be 3.) user error is admittedly involved. 4.) we always check for animals before moving a vehicle. 5.) I was only making a suggestion about something I think would be extremely helpful, and the geniuses at @teslamotors are the best to go.
Perhaps the most important point clarified for me was that Jamie Lynn Spears did not run over any cats because the original post had me really wondering just how many times someone can accidentally back over a cat. Overall, it sounds like Spears was more or less calling attention to a legitimate issue to Tesla makers about animal safety. She wouldn't be the first either, as government regulations have required Tesla to now release models that emit noise at low speeds to warn pedestrians and animals.
Jamie Lynn Spears' amended statement is much better than the original statement. Spears has since deleted the video from her social media platforms but, as we all know, nothing is ever permanently deleted from the internet.
Jamie Lynn Spears didn't get a ton of sympathy for her post on social media, as memes began to surface that she was pointing the finger at Tesla for the deaths of many of her cats instead of at herself. It seemed the implication in the original video was that Spears was hitting her own cats with a Tesla though, as Spears went on to clarify in her follow-up, she was not the one who hit the cats. She also pointed out she may need to keep a closer eye on her cats, which may be why she still hasn't clarified how many cats were claimed in these accidents. Obviously, we know the number is at least one, but how much further does that number climb?