Justin, who famously dated Britney from 1999-2002, was not shown in a positive light during the film. They examined how he used his breakup with Britney to launch his solo career. At the time he accused Britney of cheating on his famous song “Cry Me A River.”
The documentary showed how the press beat Britney up and took Justin’s side.
A lot of people forgot how big of a jerk Justin was at the time. Britney fans have been taking him to task for his past actions. One person remarked on Twitter, “Crazy how Justin Timberlake had such a hand in fucking over the careers and lives of two of the most talented women in music, ever. Anyways stream Janet Jackson and Britney Spears and I hope both women have an AMAZING day.”
“Framing Britney reaffirmed my hatred for Jamie Spears, my dislike of Justin Timberlake, my disappointment in Diane Sawyer, and my love for Britney. #FramingBritneySpears.” said another passionate fan.
A Britney supporter commented, “beyond showing how impossibly horrible “the media” was to britney spears in the 00s i’m glad that the britney doc begins to reckon with the idea of how much of justin timberlake’s career in the aughts came at the expense of women like britney and janet jackson.”
“This Britney Spears doc got me over here feeling AWFUL for a blonde white woman during Black History Month so you know they treated her horribly. Society is sick. Never thought I could dislike Justin Timberlake’s ol’ Ramen noodle headass more. Shame on everybody,” wrote one upset fan.
As The Blast previously reported, Britney posted a video on Instagram a couple of days after the FX documentary premiered. Many people thought she threw a little shade at the controversial film.
Britney spoke to the camera telling her followers, “The moment we’ve all been waiting for last week.” Many people thought she was referencing the film but she continued, “THE SUPER BOWL!”
The “Toxic” singer ended, “honestly, I was rooting for Kansas City but I was also rooting for the other team too so it was a little confusing for me.” Those hoping for a reaction about the documentary were left empty handed.