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Yikes, Justin Timberlake Does Not Come Off Well In The New Britney Spears Documentary

Britney fans were not having it.

Last night, the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears debuted on Hulu and FX — and it's, quite frankly, brilliant.

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The documentary focuses on Britney's conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement, going from her childhood to her court battles today.

Several protesters walking down a street holding signs calling for the end of Britney's conservatorship
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However, there was one bit of the doc that some fans paid particular attention to — it involves Justin Timberlake.

Justin and Britney posing on a red carpet with signs for her movie Crossroads in the background
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If you need a quick refresh, Britney and Justin dated for three years until 2002. It was, like, a huge deal.

Justin and Britney in the early 2000s
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In terms of discographies at that point, Britney had released three albums: ...Baby One More Time, Oops!... I Did It Again, and Britney. *NYSNC went on hiatus in '02, and JT released his debut album in November of that same year.

The documentary then features two big moments following their split: First, the "Cry Me A River" music video, where the combination of a Britney lookalike and the song's lyrics ("It wasn't like you only talked to him," etc.) makes it seem like Britney cheated on Justin IRL.

The Britney lookalike in the "Cry Me A River" music video

Secondly, when Justin kept talking about having sex with Britney. When he's asked on the radio, "Did you fuck Britney Spears?" he laughs and says, "Okay, I did it."

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According to Britney, Justin was the only person she'd slept with at that time. Side note: There is truly a creepy amount of articles about whether or not Britney was a virgin...

The ensuing popular narrative was, in the words of the documentary, that Justin was portrayed as the "school quarterback," while Britney was shunned as the "high school slut" who bared responsibility for the breakup.

Britney and Justin during their relationship
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And fans were not having Justin's behavior:


Twitter: @BritneyHiatus

Never forget Justin Timberlake launched his solo career by throwing Britney under the bus & Janet Jackson soon after 🤬 #FramingBritneySpears

Twitter: @tcke88

#FramingBritneySpears is just another reminder that Justin Timberlake is a gross man baby. #BritneySpears #JanetJackson

Twitter: @HimboNumber9

I’m watching #FramingBritneySpears and I said this 20 years ago and I’ll say it again....Justin Timberlake is trash. Unfortunately he’s a white straight male who will continue to get a hall pass for his bullshit. #FreeBritney

Twitter: @xonancy

In case you were wondering, Justin made headlines for talking about Britney as recently as five days ago — for discussing the iconic double denim look.

Britney wearing a full-length denim dress with a train, a chain belt, and matching denim clutch while posing with Justin, who's wearing a denim suit and matching denim cowboy hat
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We'll keep you posted if JT himself chooses to comment on the doc.