Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
In a declaration published to his Instagram account on Friday, the vocalist released an apology to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for “missteps” that he states added to “a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he composed. “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.”
Spears and Timberlake notoriously dated for a number of years at what was probably the height of their teen-era professions.
Jackson, on the other hand, has actually been something of a staple topic of discussion around Super Bowl time in current years, with most remembering the unjust ire that was directed the super star’s method following the questionable “wardrobe malfunction” halftime program. (In the event, you’ll remember, Timberlake duped Jackson’s corset, exposing her ideal breast, throughout their efficiency.)
“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,” Timberlake stated. “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 a part of and grow from.”
Timberlake likewise utilized his declaration to attend to the “flawed” music market that he stated “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,” he stated. “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 ever again.”
Timberlake is now wed to starlet Jessica Biel.
“I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career,” Timberlake included. “I know this apology is a first step and doesn’t absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports.”
He included: “I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and will do better.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.