Justin Timberlake’s recent return to the spotlight has fans divided in so many ways, including his attempt at showing support during this year’s Golden Globes. While prepping for last night’s show, the musician managed to amp up criticism being lobbed against him for working with embattled director Woody Allen.
Tweeting out a snap of his wife Jessica Biel alongside him prepping to leave for the Globes telecast, the “Filthy” singer wrote, “Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack” But Timberlake’s attempt to show solidarity for the movement of women’s equality has brought major backlash. Why? Because the actor-musician recently made the decision to work with Allen, a man with multiple allegations of child abuse against him.
Woody Allen has been accused by Dylan Farrow, the daughter of his ex-partner Mia Farrow, of childhood sexual abuse. Allen is also now married to Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, whom he may have started dating while she was still a teenager.
Globes watchers lambasted the singer for his “performative” wearing of the Time’s Up pin, and called him out for wearing it while still promoting his work with Allen.
Fans also took him to task for supporting Time’s Up while he essentially allowed Janet Jackson to take the fall for his ripping her top off during their 2004 Super Bowl performance (something he’s never apologized for, either).
Timberlake has not made a comment about either working with Allen or about what happened with Jackson during their joint halftime performance, but in light of this backlash, he may have to.
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