Amid accusations of sexism and misogyny for the way he treated pop star Britney Spears during their relationship, singer-actor Justin Timberlake has apologized to him, saying he knows he failed her .
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Timberlake apologized for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl incident after she had withdrawn part of the outfit and exposed her breast.
Her apology was criticized after a new documentary about how she treated the singer during their relationship. He took to Instagram to apologize.
“I have seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote: “I feel deeply sorry for the time in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke. Ki Bari, or did not speak for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that gives rise to misunderstanding and racism. “
“I would like to personally apologize to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson personally, because I care and respect these women and I know I failed.”
Timberlake and Spears dated when the two were teen stars. During that time, he publicly stated that he slept with her and vaguely accused her of cheating on him.
The situation re-emerged in the recent “Framing Britney Spears” documentary.
In the 2004 Super Bowl incident, he pulled back a portion of Jackson’s dress and exposed his breast.
In his post, he concludes: “I also feel compelled to answer in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because it’s a big conversation I want to be a wholehearted part of. I want to move forward. “
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