Jamie Lynn Spears is attempting a redemptive arc on TV. It’s not going well.

Jamie Lynn’s refusal to even mention Britney’s name led to fans assuming she had been prohibited from speaking about her superstar sister on the reality show, perhaps even by Britney herself.

But then she told a story about Britney, a story that did not cast her sister in a flattering light.

“Wanna hear about something really embarrassing that happened one time?” she asked her camp mates this week. “It involves my sister.”

She went on to speak about the 2000 Grammy Awards where Britney was up against her fellow Mouseketeer and longtime rival, Christina Aguilera, for ‘Best New Artist’. 

“Britney was clearly the bigger star of that year, she worked her ass off. They had MTV camera crews at home watching our family, because it was like a no-brainer, she’s winning. And she’s there and she lost.”

Jamie Lynn added that Britney was left “heartbroken” by the loss. 

“She was really like, ‘I don’t ever want to go to the Grammys.’ She was heartbroken about that because her whole life had been dedicated to winning that,” she said.  

The way the Zoey 101 star framed this as a “embarrassing” story left fans reeling about how Britney would felt having this vulnerable moment of defeat shared with the masses. 

Britney went on to win a Grammy in 2005 for her hit song ‘Toxic.’ 

In another moment, Jamie Lynn tried to play down her public feud with her sister. “Every family fights and has their stuff,” she told a campmate. 

“I talked to her before I came here and you know, we love each other.”