After the documentary Framing Britney Spears was released on Friday, February 5, fans of the iconic superstar were slamming her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake for the way he treated her — and demanding he apologize to Janet Jackson for ruining her career after their infamous Super Bowl Halftime Show together.
“Today is a great day for Justin Timberlake to apologize to Britney Spears,” one user wrote, adding that “Tomorrow would be a great day to apologize to Janet Jackson.”
Although social media is demanding that he apologize for “throwing Britney under the bus” after their breakup, OK! has exclusively learned that Timberlake has no intention of doing so.
“It has been a rough weekend for Justin. First the Britney Spears fans have come after him on social media and then on Sunday Janet Jackson’s fans joined in blaming him for destroying two of the biggest female artists in the world,” sources tell OK!, adding that “Justin is aware of the noise, but he won’t be responding,”
“Every Super Bowl his controversial performance with Janet Jackson comes back up. He is used to accusations about that ‘wardrobe malfunction,’ however, the Britney accusations took him by surprise,” the source continued, stressing that “Justin is shocked The New York Times would produce such a tabloid documentary and hasn’t watched it.” Pals add that Timberlake wishes nothing but the best for Spears.
The “Toxic” singer and Timberlake dated for four years before calling it quits in 2002. The former *NSync member would reportedly go on to write his hit song “Cry Me a River” about Spears’ infidelity.
Framing Britney Spears looks at the “I’m a Slave 4 U” singer’s ongoing conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie Spears, and the #FreeBritney movement. In the documentary, it also suggest that Timberlake pushed the narrative that Spears was unfaithful.
The primetime special also looked at Spears’ infamous 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer, where the TV legend asked the singer whether or not she’d cheated on Timberlake during their relationship. “I think everyone has a side of their story, to make them feel a certain way,” Spears said. “I’m not technically saying he’s wrong, but I’m not technically saying he’s right either.”
Fans continued to rail against Timberlake online for his mistreatment of Spears and bringing up the notorious Super Bowl performance he shared with Jackson as a comparison of how men treat women poorly and get away with it. “Can’t stop thinking about how Justin Timberlake got to skate by without injuring his reputation while Janet Jackson and Britney Spears got publicly destroyed after professional (Janet) and romantic (Britney) entanglements with him,” a user wrote. “Misogyny, man.”