Justin Timberlake's Instagram comments are being flooded with critical comments calling for him to "apologize" after his breakup with Britney Spears was reexamined in a recent documentary.
Framing Britney Spears was released last Friday to critical acclaim. The film documents Britney's ascent to fame, focusing on the misogyny and paparazzi intrusion that defined much of her career, before delving into the current #FreeBritney movement.
And while there were several uncomfortable moments in the documentary, perhaps the most unpleasant was the section detailing her relationship and breakup with Justin Timberlake, which exposed the level of criticism she endured at the time.
Britney and Justin dated for three years before splitting in 2002. The documentary features several pivotal moments following their breakup.
First, we're reminded of the video for "Cry Me a River," which included a literal Britney look-alike alongside lyrics about infidelity, and stoked the narrative building in the media at the time that she'd been unfaithful.