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‘SNL’ criticizes Justin Timberlake for apologizing “20 years late” to Britney

On this weekend’s (February 20) edition of Saturday Night Live, the show criticized Justin Timberlake for his « 20 years late » apology to Britney Spears.

Spears’ ex-boyfriend Timberlake has apologized for the treatment he gave Spears and Janet Jackson in the wake of the premiere of the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, saying it « failed. »

On the latest episode of SNL, Britney, played by Chloe Fineman, had her own fake talk show as the episode’s cold opening, welcoming those who needed to apologize to her.

« Hello everyone, I’m the bitch Britney, » the sketch began. « You all know me from my optimistic Instagram videos and the word conservative.

« I basically started this show, Oops, You Did It Again, so people could come over and apologize for things they did wrong, because after the documentary Free Britney came out, I’m getting hundreds of apologies a day. »

He added, « Speaking of which, I’d like to give a quick hello to our sponsor, the Notes app. Want to post an apology 20 years late? Do it with the Notes app. »

Timberlake’s relationship with Spears, which lasted from 1999 to 2002, has come under renewed scrutiny following the documentary Framing Britney Spears, which focuses on her guardianship since 2008, but also explores the sexist treatment she has been subjected to. received the pop star throughout his career.

The documentary reviews her public boasts that the two of them slept as teen stars, and her subsequent hints in the 2002 video for « Cry Me A River » that she was to blame for their infidelity breakup.

After the film was shown, he apologized: « I have seen the messages, the tags, the comments and the concerns and I want to respond. I deeply regret the moments in my life when my actions have contributed to the problem, in which I have spoken without knowing or not standing up for what was right, « Timberlake wrote.

« I understand that I fell short in these moments and many others and that I benefit from a system that condones misogyny and racism. I want to specifically apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually, because I care about and respect these women and I know I failed. « 

NME gave Framing Britney Spears a four-star review, writing: « Framing Britney Spears acknowledges that ‘the real Britney’ is essentially unknown at this stage: because she rarely gives interviews and has hardly ever discussed her guardianship on record , fans are looking for coded messages in his superficially lighthearted Instagram captions.

« And, for obvious reasons, it doesn’t offer a satisfactory conclusion, as Spears’ legal battle to redo the terms of her guardianship continues. But it’s impossible not to come out in the hope that the singer’s wishes – whatever they may be – are. heard in the very near future. «