Britney and Janet‘s fans believe the apology is a little too late. They have also been calling into question the timing of his “apology” and whether he has a new project coming out soon.
One fan sarcastically translated Justin’s statement to read, “Sorry I ruined your career 20 years ago and used it to propel mine. I know you’ll never recoup the losses income but hey at least I’m apologizing now when it will never be of benefit to you or the career you lost but it will benefit me as the white guy who “grew”.”
“I admit to failing because my publicist told me I had to now that I’ve been exposed for who I am”,” said one Britney supporter.
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Another commented, “Justin Timberlake thinks a short notes app apology is accountability for the pain he caused Britney and Janet……the audacity of men.”
Earlier today, JT released a lengthy statement addressing the fans tearing into him after the New York Times documentary, “Framing Britney Spears”, premiered. Many were disgusted to revisit Justin’s action after his breakup with Britney. They felt he built his entire solo career on taking Britney down with accusations of cheating.
Justin is clearly aware of what people are saying about him. He (aka his team) decided to take out and posted his “apology” on IG. It read, “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.”
He added, “I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
Justin continued, “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 have failed.”
The singer wrote, “I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and more important because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from. The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success.”
He said, “As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. 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 ended, “I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is the first step and doesn’t absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my own mistakes in all of this as well as be part of a world the 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.”
Britney doesn’t appear to have any ill feelings about her ex. She constantly posts dancing videos with his music playing in the background.