Justin Timberlake posted a written apology on Instagram regarding his involvement in the downfalls of Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.
Justin's Instagram post apologized because he feels he "failed" the two stars. He finished the post with this:
"I can do better and I will do better."
Unfortunately, this was not as well-received as he might have liked. Many criticized Justin for not giving an apology on video. They chastised him for his use of a notepad app instead of trying to be authentic.
Others felt that this was adequate. They praised Justin for taking the blame and being better.
Justin said that this is the first step and that he wanted to be more vocal in the future.
Justin Timberlake has been under fire for allegedly allowing the stars to take most of the blame for situations that involved himself
Justin Timberlake's breakup with Britney Spears was very public. Britney had cheated on Justin and the two immediately ended their relationship. Some claim that Justin used the spotlight to get revenge on Britney.
Justin released the song "Cry Me A River" soon after the breakup. He never said if it was about the breakup but there is evidence to suggest that it is. The song is about a woman who looks a lot like Britney Spears, who is unfaithful to Justin.
The video kept Britney in the spotlight and became a catalyst of hate towards the pop star. Today, many criticize Justin for not ever coming to Britney's aid.
In regards to Janet Jackson, Justin pulled on her clothing, whichledd to her nipple appearing on live TV. This is claimed to be a wardrobe malfunction, but Janet took all of the heat. Justin seemed to fall out of the spotlight, while Janet was the subject of many talk shows.
Today, many fans are questioning why Justin didn't come to Janet's aid. He did not make attempts to take part in the blame and only apologized for not doing so today.
He admitted his mistake and has stated that the industry is flawed for letting him escape the scandals without much damage to his image.