News – USA – Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson


Justin Timberlake breaks his silence after coming under fire for handling his split from Britney Spears in the early 2000s

The latest backlash comes from the New York Times Presents documentary framing Britney Spears, which premiered last week During the Unauthorized Project, the footage shows Spears being put in the hot seat and following her role in the publicly known breakup questioned while Timberlake was apparently idolized

For example, during a 2003 seated interview with Diane Sawyer, Spears is asked, “Justin went on TV and pretty much said you broke his heart. You did something that caused him so much pain and suffering What did you do? “Meanwhile, in a New York radio interview, Timberlake was asked if he and Spears had ever slept together, to which he jokingly replied,” OK, yes, I did! “

After watching the documentary, many viewers used social media to express their “disappointment” and “disgust” at Timberlake, with many arguing that he was responsible for the negative media portrayal of Spears after their breakup, while others pointed out that he exhibited similar toxic behavior towards Janet Jackson following the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” that occurred during her Super Bowl halftime performance in 2004

“When I watch the #BritneySpears documentary, I get really disgusted with Justin Timberlake and the way he pulled Britney through the mud,” tweeted one fan, adding, “Crazy the way Justin Timberlake holds such a hand f ** king had about the careers and lives of Britney and Janet, two of the most talented women in music of all time, “

In response, Timberlake said in a statement Friday that he “saw the news, tags, comments and concerns”

“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 I understand that I am in these and many other moments and have benefited from a system that tolerates misogyny and racism “, the statement reads.” I would like to expressly apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson because I care for and respect these women and know that I have failed I also feel compelled to respond, in part because everyone involved deserves better and most of all because this is a bigger conversation that I want to wholeheartedly participate in and grow out of “

“The industry is flawed It prepares men, especially white men, for success,” the statement continues. “This is how it is designed. As a man in a privileged position, I have to talk about it. Because of my ignorance, I did not see it for everything what it was while it was happening in my own life, but I never want to benefit from others being dragged down again “

“I know this apology is a first step and does not resolve the past,” he added, “I want to take responsibility for my own failures in all of this and be part of a world that rises up and supports the welfare the people I love and have loved are very important to me I can do better and I will do better “

A source told ET earlier this week that Spears Framing “knew” Britney Spears and first heard about the project through her team. In addition to the document examining her relationship with Timberlake, her ongoing battle for conservatism is also featuring her father Jamie Spears is investigating

“She’s always drawn attention to important new releases that affect her life and career, and it was no different,” the source said. “She didn’t watch the documentary because she never focused on what others were saying about her say “


ET source added that Spears “has no interest in delving into details being discussed about her previous relationship with Justin Timberlake”

“She doesn’t want her fans to speak negatively about him because she has the utmost respect for both Justin and his wife [Jessica Biel],” the source added. “She laughed at the way people are talking about it now. It is so long ago “

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