Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson After Documentary Backlash

“Cry Me a River” singer Justin Timberlake issued a statement apologizing to ex-girlfriend Britney Spears after a documentary about her life illustrated how he launched his solo career by villainizing the struggling singer.

“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,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram.

The statement came nearly a week after the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which examines how intense media attention led to the pop stars infamous breakdown and decade long conservatorship battle.

The film featured a 2003 interview Spears endured as Diane Sawyer accused her of causing Timberlake “so much suffering” while prying into their controversial split, after he launched his solo career with a music video that heavily implied Spears had cheated on him.

“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. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from…,” Timberlake continued.

His apology to Jackson comes more than a decade after he exposed her breast during a 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance that led to an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission and Jackson’s blacklisting on MTV and U.S. radio stations.

“The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It’s designed this way. As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. Because of my ignorance, I didn’t recognize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again,” he continued.

Concluding, “I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is a first step and doesn’t absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports. I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better.”

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Ernie
Ernie
20 days ago

He did it to stop the bad press

Suesja
20 days ago

This has nothing to do with your skin color you ahole. This has to do with integrity. That comes from upbringing not your skin.

Lois
Lois
20 days ago

As if Janet Jackson didn’t know she’d have a “costume failure”? Please. who would have worn a nipple shield if you didn’t know that would have happened?

Last edited 20 days ago by Lois
Lois
Lois
20 days ago

I assumed the icon would be Bruce Springstein after reckless driving arrest.

Bill
Bill
20 days ago

Blah,Blah,Blah. Is that all these Dems know how to do is apologize for stupid things that dont matter to anyone?

Dottiekelley39@gmail.com
20 days ago

And who really cares Justin.? Confession is good for the soul. But now do you feel better? There are so
many higher issues in life

Yvette
Yvette
20 days ago

How Petty! I don’t know if I spelled that right, But whatever! But being raped 3 times in Hollywood and then being beaten up by my 6th grade teacher all the time, What is the point and bitching about it! No one gives a shit!!!

john
john
20 days ago

Oh here we go with the white privledge and skin colr crap. Just another out of touch and out of reality “super star”. Why can’t these fools just go away…..?

christian felan
christian felan
20 days ago

Wait a second…. I just did a double take of a picture of him and Britney Spears. If he’s white and she’s white, where does racism come in?
Oh yeah, it comes in because anytime you complain about an entity bigger than yourself you have to make sure you throw in the buzzwords, which for now are racism and sexism. Nice job JT, check off those boxes!

MartinChemnitz
MartinChemnitz
20 days ago

These pussies bore me with their gutless and cliched public apologies. In Hollywood, the stupidity cream rises to the top.

ranman
ranman
20 days ago

Go cry yourself another river Justin, and then drown in it you spineless POS!!!

Carlo
Carlo
19 days ago

Never apologise for being white.Stop using race to try and win over people.You sound pathetic.

Tom
Tom
19 days ago

if you’re sincere, give up your riches and split with Britney and Janet. Since money is the most important thing in your life and you obviously earned it by sabotaging them. Your words mean nothing unless its backed up by action.

McRant
19 days ago

Hey, celebrities! You cannot feed the liberal beasts by crying and apologizing for your ‘transgressions’. White supremacy and toxic masculinity are recent insults, just ways to emasculate white men.
Come on, Justin! Britney and Janet, like most celebrities, are massively stupid. Who cares what they are told to think? No conservatives, I guarantee.

BrewDubbs
19 days ago

See, what many of us “normal” human beings fail to understand is the mindset “the others” have.

They call us racists, sexists, and misogynists, but, if they can blame their bad behavior on that, then it becomes something that they “had no responsibility for.” That is because of the environment we “normals” forced them into….

We all know the truth…. but the more they can use it to their advantage, the more they will.

“I am sorry I did not fight misogyny and systematic racism and white privilege as much as I should have and I became one of the victims as it directed my actions in such a poor manner”

Now, doesn’t that sound like you should forgive me and it was not my fault in the first place?

What a joke these people really have turned themselves into….