Justin Timberlake Apologizes To Janet Jackson
Written by BET on February 12, 2021
Justin Timberlake, who has been the goal of accusations of misogyny towards Janet Jackson after the “wardrobe malfunction” that occurred within the halftime present at Tremendous Bowl XXXVIII, in addition to towards his former girlfriend Britney Spears has apologized to each of them in an Instagram publish.
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, feedback, and issues and I wish to reply,” he wrote. “I’m deeply sorry for the instances in my life the place my actions contributed to the issue, the place I spoke out of flip, or didn’t communicate up for what was proper. I perceive that I fell brief in these moments and in lots of others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.
“I particularly wish to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson each individually, as a result of I look after and respect these ladies and I do know I failed,” he continued.
He additionally acknowledged being in a privileged place within the music trade and never realizing it previously and known as the apology a “first step.”
His apology to spears is targeted on the time the 2 dated after they have been youngsters, Selection reported. On the time he publicized their personal affairs and accused her of dishonest on him, one thing alluded to in his 2002 music “Cry Me a River.”
However one of many extra controversial occasions in his profession is when, throughout a efficiency on the 2004 recreation’s halftime present, he ripped a part of Jackson’s bustier off, revealing her breast. He has lengthy maintained that it was unintended, however whereas Timberlake’s profession has flourished, Jackson’s profession was critically broken. She needed to subject a public apology for what occurred and was barred from attending the 2004 Grammy Awards. Timberlake, however, did attend the awards and apologized there. She was, on the time, banned from additional Tremendous Bowl performances
Her album, Damita Jo, which got here out quickly after the incident, acquired scant radio rotation largely because of the controversy surrounding it and later albums failed to realize the multi-platinum success of her earlier albums like Management, janet, and Rhythm Nation 1814. Nonetheless, more moderen excursions have managed to draw a fan following that by no means deserted her and the five-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2019.
Timberlake, who has a brand new movie Palmer being launched quickly, stated that his apology “doesn’t absolve the previous.”
“I wish to take accountability for my very own missteps in all this in addition to be part of a world that uplifts and helps,” he stated.