Justin Timberlake Forced To Apologize To Ex-Girlfriend Britney Spears

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Justin Timberlake wants to say sorry to all of the people that he’s hurt in the past, but mostly to his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears and his ex-Super Bowl co-performer, Janet Jackson.

The former chart-topper has received quite a lot of backlash this week about his breakup from Britney and how she might have been unfairly criticized and targeted over what should have been a private issue between them. Here’s what you need to know.

In a statement posted to his Instagram account on Friday, the singer issued an apology to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for “missteps” that he says contributed to “a system that condones misogyny and racism.”

Justin Timberlake Forced To Apologize To Ex-Girlfriend Britney Spears

This comes after the fallout he received following the release of the controversial documentary, “Framing Britney Spears.” Justin has also gotten a lot of criticism for his performance with Janet Jackson at the 2004 Super Bowl.

After Janet’s wardrobe malfunction, it was his actions or maybe even the lack thereof that contributed largely to Janet’s public scrutiny.

“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,” Justin said.

The documentary examines the singer’s career and the often shameful scrutiny she has faced in the media. Critics say that Justin Timberlake’s part in seeming to contribute to that and, ultimately, the effect that coverage may have had on Britney’s mental health is addressed in the film. The two once dated in what a lot of people would say was the peak of both of their pop careers.

“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…,” his statement continues.

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