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Folks Are Calling For Justin Timberlake To Apologize To Britney Spears After New Doc

The new Britney Spears documentary, Framing Britney Spears, is reminding many of us of the people who threw Spears under the bus.

One of the most obvious? Her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

Now, people are calling on the pop singer to apologize for basically slut-shaming her in order to promote his career—and also for some truly gross “locker room talk” captured in radio interviews in which he talks about personal experiences between himself and Spears. 

In the documentary, critic Wesley Morris speaks about how Timberlake weaponized his misogyny in the 2002 video for the song “Cry Me A River” which includes a Spears look-a-like portrayed as a being unfaithful. 

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“The way that people treated her, to be very high school about it, was like, she was the school slut and he was like, the school quarterback…and he essentially weaponizes the video for one of his singles to incriminate her in the demise of the relationship,” Morris explains. 

The documentary also shows how Diane Sawyer continued that narrative, blaming Spears for breaking Timberlake’s heart and causing Spears to cry. 

“You broke his heart, you did something that caused him so much pain, so much suffering. What did you do?” Sawyer smugly says in an interview. 

We also see Timberlake bragging about sexual encounters with Spears in multiple interviews, talking about things that should have remained private. 

People on social media seemed to finally recognize just how badly Britney Spears had been treated, calling for Timberlake to apologize for fueling Spears’ misogynistic treatment by the public. 

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