Justin Timberlake has sent an apology to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson on social media. Timberlake has been in the news a lot in recent weeks, partly thanks to his role in Palmero, which has received critical acclaim. However, his name has also been featured a lot because of the recent release of the New York Times documentary. Framing Britney Spears, where he is portrayed in a negative light. The main focus of the documentary is the tutelage of Spears to which she has been subjected since 2008.
When they were both teenagers, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake dated. Their relationship was very public, but their breakup made front page news around the world. In Framing Britney Spears, interviews with Timberlake that allude to sleeping with Spears, in addition to hinting that she cheated on him, focus on a short segment. The documentary frames Timberlake’s actions as sexist and critical, which the press, at the time, ate.
Justin Timberlake decided to address the controversy on social media this morning. “I have seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote. “I deeply regret the moments in my life in which my actions contributed to the problem, in which I spoke out of turn or did not defend what was correct. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that he condones misogyny and racism. ” Timberlake went on to point out failures in the entertainment industry and how he has profited from those failures throughout his career. He then went on to apologize directly to Britney Spears and Janet jackson. You can read what he had to say below.
“I want to specifically apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed. Due to my ignorance, I did not recognize him for everything that was happening in my own life, but I do not want to never benefit from others being knocked down again. “
Justin Timberlake’s apology to Janet Jackson stems from his 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance. During a closing duet between Timberlake and Jackson, he sang, “I bet I’ll have you naked by the end of this song,” as it started. a part of Jackson’s costume, revealing his bare chest on live television. Jackson received a lot of backlash for acting over the years, while Timberlake basically got away unscathed. He later admitted that he should have done more during the aftermath.
Framing Britney Spears has received a lot of attention with many in the industry sharing their support for Spears after not knowing about her personal struggles behind the scenes. As for Justin Timberlake, he wants to assure the world that he intends to be better. “I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and, more importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be a part of and grow in.” You can read Justin Timberlake’s Official Instagram Apology in its entirety above.