Timberlake Attacks America For Mauling Jackson18 August 2006
Timberlake Attacks America For Mauling Jackson
The CRY ME A RIVER singer was performing with Jackson during the Super Bowl half-time show in 2004 when a planned costume-ripping sequence became a "wardrobe malfunction" that shocked the world.
But Timberlake feels his duet partner on that fateful day was harshly treated by the media at a time when there were bigger international stories to report about.
He says, "If you consider it 50/50 - I probably got 10 per cent of the blame and that says something about society. I think that America's harsher on women and I think that America's unfairly harsh on ethnic people."
Timberlake tells MTV News he accepts he didn't deal with the aftermath of the breast-baring incident well and now he feels he shouldn't have been so quick to distance himself from the scandal - and from Jackson.
He adds, "I didn't handle it the best way I could have but you get your bumps and bruises from it and you learn."
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