Justin Timberlake Just Apologized To Britney Spears After Tons Of Documentary Backlash
The documentary focuses on many aspects of Spears' life, but fans paid special attention to what it revealed about her three-year relationship with Timberlake.
I can do better and I will do better.
Fans accused Timberlake of "slut-shaming" Spears to further his own career and publicly making fun of her position on pre-marital sex.
Thousands took to Instagram and Twitter to demand that Timberlake apologize to Spears.
Several days of backlash later, Timberlake finally posted a public apology taking responsibility for his actions.
Spears wasn't the only person the singer apologized to in his message — he also apologized to Janet Jackson about the infamous Super Bowl incident in which he ripped off her shirt to expose her breast on live TV.
"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," wrote Timberlake.
The "Cry Me A River" singer also recognized that he "fell short" in those moments and many others and that conversations about misogyny and racism in the industry are ones that he "wholeheartedly want[s] to be a part of and grow from."