People Are Once Again Calling Out Justin Timberlake For His Treatment Of Britney Spears Over The Years After She Revealed She Had An Abortion ‘Cause He Wasn’t Ready To Be A Father

    To quote Justin Timberlake, "What goes around, goes around, goes around. Comes all the way back around."

    Britney Spears' memoir, The Woman In Me, is set to be released next week on Oct. 24. And earlier today, excerpts of it were published on People.

    britney on the cover

    Among the revelations published in the article was Britney saying she'd had gotten pregnant in late 2000 while dating Justin Timberlake.

    closeup of britney and justin

    While the 41-year-old icon noted she was surprised and happy at the time because she'd previously envisioned having a family with Justin one day, she said Justin was not as supportive of her pregnancy and told her they were too young to have a family. So she agreed to have an abortion.

    justin and britney sitting in the audience

    For context, in late 2000, Britney would have been 18 or 19 (since her birthday is Dec. 2) and Justin would have been 19, which is young. However, Britney went on to write in the book, "If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father." She also wrote about getting the procedure, "To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life."

    closeup of justin and britney in denim

    As we all know, it's been well-documented over the years that Justin has brought up Britney over and over in interviews — usually when promoting a new album — and usually making jokes or taking digs at her expense. This was something that was explored in-depth in the 2021 New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears.

    The fact that Britney revealed that she agreed to have an abortion, and he still went on to slut-shame her and make fun of her for years is not sitting well with people. Below are some of reactions to this:

    Wait so let me get this straight.. Justin Timberlake went on a press tour dragging Britney’s name through the mud and BRAGGING about taking her virginity and Britney was carrying his BABY?.. men ain’t SHIT.

    — KingSpears (@godkneebitch) October 17, 2023
    Twitter: @godkneebitch

    The fact that Justin Timberlake single-handedly damaged the careers/lives of two of the biggest pop stars, Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, without facing any repercussions is wild.

    — xxx (@SociBuddahfly) October 17, 2023
    Twitter: @SociBuddahfly

    Britney Spears had an abortion and Justin Timberlake reaction to their break up is to exploit her sexual experiences publicly knowing very well how the world would treat her while she had to carry this huge secret and pain for years

    — Fan Account 📖👠 (@britneycharts) October 17, 2023
    ABC / Via Twitter: @britneycharts

    always knew justin timberlake was a garbage man

    — toekneepraysick (@tonypraysick) October 17, 2023
    @msjasminemasters / Via Twitter: @tonypraysick

    may justin timberlake and yolanda saldivar never know peace

    — alex (@alex_abads) October 17, 2023
    Twitter: @alex_abads

    Mind you, this is the way Justin Timberlake publicly talked about a woman who at one point was pregnant by him, and aborted his child bc “he was not ready to be a father”. Veryyyyy classy. What goes around comes back around. #TheWomanInMe

    — Loot M(oney) Taylor (@lootmtaylor) October 17, 2023
    NBC / Via Twitter: @lootmtaylor

    justin timberlake and jessica biel at brunch today:

    — Jesse Thee Slade 🥂 (@Jesse_bslade) October 17, 2023
    HBO / Via Twitter: @Jesse_bslade

    justin timberlake today:

    — Jesse Thee Slade 🥂 (@Jesse_bslade) October 17, 2023
    Paramount Networks / Via Twitter: @Jesse_bslade

    Justin Timberlake’s PR team right now:

    — 𝙰𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚊 𝙳𝚒𝚌𝚔🎃𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝙸𝚗 𝙼𝚎👻 (@Ifuseekbritneyy) October 17, 2023
    Twitter: @Ifuseekbritneyy

    me talking about justin timberlake

    — p (@rural___juror) October 17, 2023
    Variety / Via Twitter: @rural___juror

    Wait a minute….Justin Timberlake repeatedly dragged Britney Spears in the media meanwhile she was carrying his child #TheWomanInMe

    — Cloud9ineDreams💫 (@Cloud9ineDreams) October 17, 2023
    Twitter: @Cloud9ineDreams

    Justin Timberlake

    — 💫 (@heyjaeee) October 17, 2023
    Paramount / Via Twitter: @heyjaeee

    Can we OFFICIALLY cancel Justin Timberlake now?

    — Aaron (@ABeardedHero) October 17, 2023
    Kevin Mazur/WireImage/ Getty Images / Via Twitter: @ABeardedHero

    Justin Timberlake was the villain all along 👀

    — Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) October 17, 2023
    Twitter: @trishapaytas

    The Woman In Me, lands on bookshelves next week on Oct. 24. And we'll be sure to cover any new revelations in the meantime.

    closeup of britney

    Justin hasn't publicly responded to Britney's comments and People noted a rep for him didn't respond.