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In An Interview, Justin Timberlake Complained About Having To Take Care Of His Son 24-Hours A Day, And It Left A Bad Taste In People's Mouths

Nobody is crying him a river.

Like a lot of us, Justin Timberlake, his wife Jessica Biel, and their 5-year-old son Silas have been practicing social distancing.

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But unlike most us, they're doing it from their ranch in Montana (which FTR, Justin says he feels really blessed to have as a place to wait out the pandemic).

Well, yesterday, Justin did a Zoom interview with SiriusXM’s Hits 1 to promote the release of Trolls World Tour onto streaming, and he also talked about self-isolating in Montana with his family:

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When he was asked if the quarantine had put any stress on his marriage (as it has other couples), Justin responded with:

We're doing good. We're mostly commiserating over the fact that we… just, 24-hour parenting is just not human.

Now saying 24-hour parenting is not human is probably not something you should EVER say (as parenting is a 24-hour job every day of the year). But it's especially NOT something to say now, when people are locked in their homes or apartments and working hard to keep their kids entertained and stress-free.

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On top of that, most of these parents don't have the luxury of being able to leave their current home to go to their second home (that affords them hundreds of secluded private acres).

Well, people on Twitter weren't really in the mood to deal with Justin Timberlake's tone-deaf comment, and they let it be known:

Loving these celebrities being tone deaf af. Justin Timberlake said “24-hour parenting is just not human” and my eyes have rolled into the back of my head

@jtimberlake I had 2 kids under 4. Husband away for work, no fam for 3000miles. No car. Working. Biked to work until I had to quit bc daycare cost too much. Tell me again how 24/7 parenting is hard. Ever have to take a kid to ER on a city bus? Didnt think so.

@HuffPost @jtimberlake this is what parenting is. You’re not going to get any sympathy from parents because we have had to take care of our children w/o hired help. All I can offer is “Suck it up Buttercup!”

Justin Timberlake and other celebrities complaining about 24 hour parenting isn’t “normal.” 😒

While others pointed out that he is complaining about having to take care of his kid from a large secluded home, while having the financial resources to NOT even have to work:

Hey @jtimberlake, cry me a fucking river about how you're stuck in a mansion and "24-hour parenting isn't human." While I'm working as a nurse, trying to spend time with my kids but hoping I don't contract this awful virus to spread to my family; you enjoy your life of leisure.

you guys have one kid and millions of dollars i'm going to lose it

Millions of dollars, multiple mansions...and parenting is a chore 😐 I thought we cancelled this culture vulture called Justin Timberlake years ago?

@1followernodad I’m parenting a toddler by myself, trying to simultaneously do that and work from home, and somehow expected to hold it together while my income was cut by 75%. I sincerely want them both punched in the face immediately.

@people @jtimberlake Commiserating over 24 hour parenting.....together?? 🤔 Try being a low income single parent to a child with special needs with absolutely NO support in any way, shape, or form from the other parent. #singleparents

And lastly, others thought it was a joke — but one that maybe he should not have even said:

And I get that this is a joke but it is just so tone deaf 🙈 "We're mostly commiserating over the fact that just 24-hour parenting is just not human.” #JustinTimberlake

For all intents and purposes, I am going to give Justin the benefit of the doubt and hope that he was being sarcastic. And hopefully he has learned that maybe next time he should tell us more about the adorable stuff his son is doing and less about how hard it is to take care of him.

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