I’m a 90’s baby which means I grew up loving Britney Spears and NSYNC.
And no, I mean love as-in, my entire room – every wall was covered in posters, knick-knacks and those tiny little keychains that played snippets of the songs…
So, of course I was fan-girling when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were a thing and totally heartbroken when they weren’t.
And even as an adult I’ve loved them – I mean, I can still sing every single word from any Britney Spears or NSYNC song so there’s that.
So, you have to imagine how I felt after watching the new documentary that highlights Britney’s Spears life.
I talked about the documentary the other day and after seeing what Justin Timberlake did to Britney, I was so upset and just felt disgusted with JT.
I mean, I really wanted him to be better than that.
And for days, I just wanted him to take responsibility (even if it was when he was young and dumb) and it has finally happened! Well, sort of…
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE MADE A PUBLIC APOLOGY TO BRITNEY. HOLY CRAP!
He also made an apology to Janet Jackson too!
And you know what? I am shocked. I am surprised he even did because it’s been way too long (20 years in the making).
And while it’s better than nothing, it’s not enough.
Justin Timberlake posted on Instagram saying:
“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote. “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.”
He continues with:
“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,” Timberlake said. “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 a part of and grow from.”
He finally addresses Britney by name and of course, Janet Jackson and while I want to believe he truly means what he says, it doesn’t fix the damage these two women went through.
Many years ago he said many of these things surrounding the super bowl incident with Janet Jackson knowing how it was unfair how she was treated but he still went on with his life doing nothing.
And in his statement he made today, he clearly states he knows this is a first step. So I hope that means he will do more instead of making an apology and then doing nothing for another 20 years.
Justin prove us wrong. Prove you aren’t just that privileged, white guy.
I don’t know exactly what to do, but do something. Something more than just posting on Instagram.
Where there is a will, there is a way.