Social media has been talking intensely for days over the Britney Spears documentary, “Framing Britney Spears,” after which Justin Timberlake apologized.
On Friday, the singer took to Instagram and apologized not only to Britney Spears but also to Janet Jackson. In part he stated:
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he began, referring to the backlash from Spears fans directed at him and others in the wake of the document. “I am very sorry for the times in my life when my actions added to the problem, when I did not speak properly or did not speak for what was right.”
Timberlake continued: “I understand that in these and many other moments I have come up short and have benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism. I would like to expressly apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for caring for and respecting these women and for knowing that I have failed. “
As you know, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were teenage stars who were dated almost 20 years ago. Justin publicly claimed he slept with Britney despite her firm belief that she would wait until the marriage. He also apparently accused Britney Spears of cheating on his song “Cry Me a River,” which featured an actress who resembled the singer.
For Janet Jackson, Justin let the icon take on the Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” case, where he was responsible for pulling back the fabric that exposed her chest during the performance. This mishap prompted a major public backlash and an investigation by the Federal Communication Commission. While Janet felt the brunt of the situation, Justin returned to the Super Bowl in 2018.
Roommate, what do you think of that excuse … almost 20 years later?