Timberlake, for his part, has come under fire in recent years as public opinion has become more critical of his relationship with Jackson and Spears with whom he at one point “dated.” Neither Jackson nor Timberlake is involved in the film, although the former is working on a documentary about his career to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his first album, Janet Jackson. Spears has long been the subject of condescending media coverage — not to mention the fact that she legally remains under the control of her dominant father — and now the public has finally joined her in hoping to rectify years of unfair coverage. This is where Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s performance led to a “closet malfunction,” with the latter ripping off some of her clothes and exposing one of her breasts for half a second. When the documentary series “Framing Britney Spears” aired on HBO in February, it led to an outpouring of support for the singer. The FCC tried — unsuccessfully — to fine CBS more than $500 million, while some accused the couple of hosting the event, with Jackson receiving more animosity than Timberlake. After the release of “Britney Spears’ Framing,” “He” formally apologized to both sides. Now it seems that the team behind the documentary wants to do to Janet Jackson what they did to Britney. The incident has caused a great deal of backlash. “I want to apologize specifically to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, both individually, because I care and respect these women and I know I failed,” “He” wrote in an Instagram post.
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