Justin Timberlake Draws Backlash After Tweeting #TimesUp and Starring in Woody Allen Film
Justin Timberlake's mentions are a mess.
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Justin Timberlake went on Twitter to join in the #TimesUp movement, but instead of praise, he ended up with a heap of backlash in his mentions.
Ahead of the Golden Globes, Timberlake shared a photo of himself with his wife, Jessica Biel, who's one of many protesting against sexual abuse in Hollywood by wearing black to the award ceremony tonight. In the tweet, Timberlake, who is also protesting, tweeted "#TIMESUP" and reiterated that's "#whywewearblack." But it wasn't long before tweeters called Timberlake out for hypocrisy since he's starring in Woody Allen's latest film, Wonder Wheel.
Allen is famously known for marrying his ex-wife's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. The 82-year-old famed director is also accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Because of that (and the fact that Allen rarely casts people of color in his films), many have refused to work with the director and have called others to do so as well. Allen has since denied Farrow's allegations.
Others are calling out Timberlake for the incident where he allegedly exposed Janet Jackson's breast at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show.
One thing is for sure, JT's mentions are a mess right now.