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Jamie Lynn Spears clarifies bizarre comments calling Tesla 'a cat killer' in a since-deleted video


Jamie Lynn Spears has clarified her eyebrow-raising comments about Tesla, after she initially blamed the company and Elon Musk for the ‘devastating’ deaths of her cats.

After sparking headlines with a since-deleted video on her Instagram Story on Friday, the 29-year-old returned to social media after feeling her words were misconstrued. 

While the star previously linked her beloved felines’ passings to accidents involving her electric car, she wrote that she ‘did not run over any cats’ and that Tesla was ‘not to be blamed, and was never intended to be.’

Speaking up: Jamie Lynn Spears has clarified her eyebrow-raising comments about Tesla, after she initially blamed the company and Elon Musk for the 'devastating' deaths of her cats

Speaking up: Jamie Lynn Spears has clarified her eyebrow-raising comments about Tesla, after she initially blamed the company and Elon Musk for the ‘devastating’ deaths of her cats

‘User error is admittedly involved,’ the mother-of-two continued in another vague explanation, which did not specify how her cats were killed. ‘We always check for animals before moving vehicle.’ 

Speaking of her suggestion for Tesla’s cars to be equipped with a noisemaker, she noted she was ‘only making a suggestion about something’ that she thought would ‘be extremely helpful, and the geniuses at Tesla are the best to go to for said issue.’ 

The younger sister of Britney Spears concluded, ‘Here’s ya quote…. ‘I friggin love my Tesla’ – Jamie Lynn Spears.’ 

Confusing: While the star previously linked her beloved felines' passings to accidents involving her electric car, she wrote that she 'did not run over any cats' and that and that Tesla was 'not to be blamed, and was never intended to be'

Confusing: While the star previously linked her beloved felines’ passings to accidents involving her electric car, she wrote that she ‘did not run over any cats’ and that and that Tesla was ‘not to be blamed, and was never intended to be’

Her clarification came hours after she posted a plea to Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, about the dangers of creating cars without reverse beeping on Friday.  

‘I know there’s bigger things to worry about in the world right now, but someone’s got to let Elon Musk know that the Tesla is a secret cat killer. And it’s a problem, we’ve really got to fix,’ she stated in a video on her Instagram Story.

She continued: ‘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.’

Clarification: After sparking headlines with a since-deleted video on her Instagram Story on Friday, the 29-year-old returned to social media after feeling her words were misconstrued

Clarification: After sparking headlines with a since-deleted video on her Instagram Story on Friday, the 29-year-old returned to social media after feeling her words were misconstrued

Then, the actress went on to suggest Musk add a feature to the brand’s luxury vehicles, which would prevent animals from getting struck by a reversing car. 

‘So, since Tesla is so quiet, maybe, he could, like, make one of those noises that bother cat or animal ears when it cranks up, so that way they know something’s happening and they aren’t caught off guard. And, things don’t end in a very tragic way,’ Jamie Lynn proposed. 

Addressing the South African-born American entrepreneur directly, she added: ‘Elon Musk, let’s figure this out. I mean, you owe me a couple cats.’ 

Accidents happen: Jamie Lynn Spears recently revealed she has tragically run over multiple family pets with her electric car, which is nearly silent as it accelerates and drives around

Accidents happen: Jamie Lynn Spears recently revealed she has tragically run over multiple family pets with her electric car, which is nearly silent as it accelerates and drives around

'I know there's bigger things to worry about in the world right now, but someone's got to let Elon Musk know that the Tesla is a secret cat killer. And it's a problem, we've really got to fix,' she stated in a video on her Instagram Story

‘I know there’s bigger things to worry about in the world right now, but someone’s got to let Elon Musk know that the Tesla is a secret cat killer. And it’s a problem, we’ve really got to fix,’ she stated in a video on her Instagram Story

‘Yes, I am fully aware that there’s some user error involved in this, but I’m just saying, you know, let’s collaborate to save some cats’ lives,’ she concluded. 

The most recent death appeared to be her daughter’s cat, named Turkey. 

Further pulling at the company and fans’ heart strings, she filmed her two-year-old, Ivey, who she shares with husband Jamie Watson seemingly asking about their deceased pet’s whereabouts. 

Devastating: Further pulling at the company and fans' heart strings, she filmed her two-year-old, Ivey, who she shares with husband Jamie Watson seemingly asking about their deceased feline's whereabouts

Devastating: Further pulling at the company and fans’ heart strings, she filmed her two-year-old, Ivey, who she shares with husband Jamie Watson seemingly asking about their deceased feline’s whereabouts

Jamie is also a mom to her 12-year-old daughter Maddie, who she shares with ex Casey Aldridge. 

Last year, she told ET her eldest would be the perfect choice to play a younger version of her for a reboot of Nickelodeon’s hit show Zoey 101, which ended in 2008. 

Jamie Lynn starred on the comedy as Zoey Brooks, a teen who enrolled in a previously all-boys boarding school in California. 

Perfect: Maddie, 12, is just a bit younger than her mom was when she starred in the sitcom as boarding school student Zoey Brooks (Maddie pictured holding her baby sister Ivey with step dad Jamie and mom Jamie Lynn)

Perfect: Maddie, 12, is just a bit younger than her mom was when she starred in the sitcom as boarding school student Zoey Brooks (Maddie pictured holding her baby sister Ivey with step dad Jamie and mom Jamie Lynn)

'Maybe she could play Zoey when she was younger or something,' Spears said of her eldest daughter, confirming that a reboot of her hit 2000s teen comedy was in the works (Maddie pictured right with sister Ivey)

‘Maybe she could play Zoey when she was younger or something,’ Spears said of her eldest daughter, confirming that a reboot of her hit 2000s teen comedy was in the works (Maddie pictured right with sister Ivey)

It ran from from 2005 to 2008 and was one of the most popular shows on the network during its heyday.

During the final season of the show, a then 16-year-old Jamie Lynn found out she was pregnant by her boyfriend at the time, Casey Aldridge.

She gave birth to daughter Maddie in 2008 and went on to get engaged to Aldridge that same year. The pair later split in 2010 after an on-again-off-again romance.  

A hit! Zoey 101 ran from from 2005 to 2008 on Nickelodeon and was one of the most popular shows on the network during it's heyday

A hit! Zoey 101 ran from from 2005 to 2008 on Nickelodeon and was one of the most popular shows on the network during it’s heyday

The potential Zoey 101 reboot would presumably see the star reprise her role as the titular character with her daughter Maddie playing her at the same age she was when the show initially filmed.

‘I think we are still having the conversations and figuring out how to tell the story in a way that is going to do it justice, because we want it to be good,’ Jamie Lynn said.

Adding: ‘We want it to relate to the fans. That’s why the show worked in the first place, because we connected to our fans and where they were in their life.

‘So we want to make sure we find a home and the best story to tell.’  

Gang's all here! Recently, Jamie Lynn and other stars from Zoey 101 - Paul Butcher, Chris Massey, Sean Flynn, Matthew Underwood, Erin Sanders and Kristin Herrera - reunited for an All That special last year

Gang’s all here! Recently, Jamie Lynn and other stars from Zoey 101 – Paul Butcher, Chris Massey, Sean Flynn, Matthew Underwood, Erin Sanders and Kristin Herrera – reunited for an All That special last year



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