Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
In a statement posted on her Instagram account on Friday, the singer issued an apology to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for the “wrong” that she says “contributed to a system that leads to misunderstanding and racism.” ”
“I’ve seen messages, tags, comments and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote. “I feel deeply sorry for the time in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke correctly, or did not speak for what was right.”
Spears and Timberlake made many years famous at the heights of their teenage careers.
Jackson, meanwhile, has been a major topic of conversation around Super Bowl time in recent years, recalling the superstar’s improper way of directing after the most disputed “wardrobe malfunction”. (In the event, you may remember, Timberlake ripped off Jackson’s bodice, revealing her right breast during her performance.)
“I would like to personally apologize to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, because I care and respect these women and I know I failed.” “I also feel compelled to answer, in part, because everyone is better and most importantly involved, because it is a big conversation that I want to be a part of as a whole and move on from it. ”
Timberlake used his statement to address the “flawed” music industry in which he stated that “sets men, especially white men, with success.”
“It is designed that way. As a privileged person I have to be vocal about this,” he said. “Because of my ignorance, I didn’t recognize it for everyone while it was happening in my own life but I never want to benefit from others.
Timberlake is now married to actress Jessica Beal.
Timberlake said, “I’m not perfect at doing all this in my entire career.” “I know that this apology is a first step and does not absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my misdeeds in all of this and at the same time be a part of a world that is uplifted and supported. ”
He said: “I care deeply about the well being of the people I love and love. I can and will do better.”