A recent documentary has singer and actor Justin Timberlake facing heavy criticism over his misogynistic behavior in the past.
The documentary, “Framing Britney” details the rise to fame and mental health breakdown of pop singer Britney Spears, who dated Timberlake in the early 2000s.
Old interviews of Timberlake discussing the personal details of his relationship with Spears were highlighted in the documentary, which caused an outcry from Spears’ fans, who came for Timberlake’s entire life on social media.
The blowback was so bad that, not only did Timberlake apologize to Spears, but he also apologized to legendary pop star Janet Jackson for his role in their 2004 Super Bowl half-time show fiasco. The incident resulted in a wardrobe malfunction where Jackson’s breasts were exposed on national television, causing a firestorm.
Timberlake took to his Instagram and admitted his wrongdoings, and asked for forgiveness from both ladies.
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism. I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed,” Timberlake wrote.
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We commend Timberlake for stepping up, even if it is a decade overdue. Better late than never! Hopefully, this will give Jackson and Spears the vindication they deserved all those years ago.