Justin Timberlake Faces Online Backlash Over His Misogynistic History in Framing Britney Spears Doc

Feb 07, 2021 08:16

The New York Times documentary - Framing Britney Spears - aired on FX and Hulu on February 5th, and Justin Timberlake is facing major backlash over his misogynistic and downright disrespectful comments about his ex Britney Spears. The documentary was meant to explore the #FreeBritney movement and her ongoing legal conservatorship, but Twitter was quick to clock Timberlake as he started trending over the weekend.

The doc calls out Timberlake for profiting off of their breakup and by pushing the narrative that she had cheated on him. “The way that people treated her, to be very high school about it, was like she was the school slut and he was the quarterback,” NYT critic Wesley Morris explained.

The documentary also plays a 2002 radio interview, in which Timberlake is asked, “Did you fuck Britney Spears?” He laughs and says, “Okay, I did it.” Twitter went in to defend Spears and Janet Jackson. Two women the bus throwing singer has wronged with no apology.

A spokesperson for Timberlake did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.

The hashtags “WE ARE SORRY BRITNEY” and “JanetJacksonAppreciationDay” are currently trending.

. @NYTimes documentary #FramingBritney suggests Justin Timberlake profited off of Britney Spears and was misogynistic towards her.

The documentary also claims Timberlake weaponised the media and his music against Spears for years after their breakup. pic.twitter.com/Mgug3k7Cln
- Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 7, 2021

[Cry Me A River JT]
bunny says #FreeBritney and f justin timberlake #FramingBritneySpears pic.twitter.com/vGe7dRS53l
- joseph 🌹 (@heIIobritney) February 7, 2021

my other takeaway from this documentary is that if i were her, i too would have hit that paparazzi guy’s truck with an umbrella!!!!
- maya kosoff (@mekosoff) February 7, 2021

what is joe biden and kamala harris’ plans to finally make justin timberlake pay for his crimes against janet jackson and britney spears
- brie. (@briebxrries) February 7, 2021

"Justin Timberlake launched his career by slut-shaming Britney." https://t.co/V8P2aLW9rb
- BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 6, 2021

Janet was ripped to shreds by the media while Justin was able to just move on. In conclusion, Justin is a douche.
- Bailey Sarian (@BaileySarian) February 6, 2021

Fuck Justin Timberlake. It’s wild that the world was so cruel to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears when he was the clear enemy.
- Andy Herren (@AndyHerren) February 6, 2021

still waiting for justin timberlake to publicly apologize to britney spears
- gh (@GabbieHanna) February 7, 2021

Now that the NYT #FramingBritneySpears documentary has dropped, are we finally going to have a full conversation as a society about how much of a piece of shit Justin Timberlake is?
- Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) February 6, 2021

I love the smell of JUSTICE in the morning, how about y’all?

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