The ‘Stepford Wives’ Actress Puts The Former NSYNC Member On Blast For Never Apologizing To The ‘Rhythm Nation’ Hitmaker For The Controversial Super Bowl Incident.
Bette Midler has called out Justin Timberlake for issuing a groveling apology after being pictured hand-in-hand with a co-star, while he has never said sorry to Janet Jackson for the way he dealt with 2004’s “nipplegate.”
Justin hit headlines worldwide when he accidentally exposed Janet’s pierced nipple for a split second after ripping away part of her top during their headlining performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
While both artists apologised publicly after the scandal, it was Janet who got fined and blacklisted by MTV and U.S. radio – while Justin was later criticised for his apparent lack of support for his fellow performer.
The former NSYNC star, who is married to Jessica Biel, has been in the news more recently after he was pictured looking cosy with co-star Alisha Wainwright – issuing an apology for his “strong lapse in judgement.”
But his statement wasn’t enough to placate Bette, who took to Twitter on Monday, December 9 to insist that Justin should issue a long-awaited apology to Janet.
“#JustinTimberlake publicly apologised to his wife for holding hands with another actress after having too much to drink, but (says) nothing else happened. Who cares? He held another woman’s hand, BFD (big f**king deal),” she tweeted. “So when is Janet Jackson’s boob gonna get an apology? #JusticeForJanet.”