SNL slams Justin Timberlake's "lame apology" to Britney 2 years ago

SNL slams Justin Timberlake's "lame apology" to Britney

They weren't having any of it.

In recent months there has been a lot of talk about Britney Spears conservatorship, especially since the release of Framing Britney.


Another aspect that has started getting media attention again is how Justin Timberlake seemingly used Britney after their breakup to further his own career spreading stories that she cheated (which was never proven) and bragging in interviews about how he took her virginity.

Many called on Timberlake to make a formal apology to Spears and apologise he did, but some people still felt it was a little half hearted and insincere.

Among those who weren't impressed with the apology were the cast of SNL who performed a skit in which a Chloe Fineman, playing Spears, invited people on to her talk show to apologise.


During the skit 'Britney' makes a jibe about how some people wait 20 years to apologise and then suggested if people do want to says sorry, they should use the Notes App, as that's the 'in' thing to do.

All of this of course was in reference to Timberlake's apology, which he shared via the Notes App.

The apology, which mentioned both Spears and Janet Jackson (who had her breast exposed when Timberlake pulled at her clothing during the Super Bowl), read;


"I've seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond.

I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.

I specifically want to apologise to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually.

Because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed."

While some gave Timberlake credit for apologising, many felt he only did so because he was forced to due to the popularity of the new Framing Britney Spears documentary.