The Zoomers, especially the ones on TikTok, are really good at making the formerly lauded white men seem remarkably raw. This is a curse that has now happened Justin TimberlakeThe once prince of pop music.
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At the turn of the century, Timberlake dominated every aspect of popular culture. He is the de facto breakout star of the dominant boy band *NSYNC and the boyfriend of pop princess Britney Spears. When both of those parts of his life ended up in uniquely dramatic fashion films, he turned it into solo superstardom. Twenty years ago this fall, he made his mark with Reasonable. Four years later, FutureSex / LoveSounds will ensure him enough trust and good influence in the industry for at least another decade.
In between, he made some huge efforts to become a movie star. Although many of them will be flounder (remember Love Guru? *shiver*), bright spots like Social networks and his period Saturday night live the appearance at least gave the illusion that he was a triple threat.
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Over the past few years, however, things have changed dramatically for pop music’s Bad-ish Boy-Next-Door. He took several breaks between albums and eventually got a response that ranged from calm to horror (2018 Man of the Woods, anyone?) and he hasn’t taken over Hollywood yet. Aside from some career blunders, public opinion has re-examined some of his actions as a budding star, such as the Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction that cost Janet Jackson her career. and how he turned Britney Spears into the villain after they broke up. The backlash was so intense that Timberlake had to issue a public apology to both women, although both Jackson and Spears denied having malice against him.
While his uncontrolled past catches on, his present also looks troubled. In 2019, he was spotted holding hands with a co-star even though he was (and is still) very married to Jessica Biel. A series of alleged blind items were claimed to be his (though unconfirmed), leading to speculation that he had cheated on his wife multiple times and may also be snooping.
All of this made Timberlake – who like many of his early millennial peers was known for his dancing as well as his vocals – extremely difficult to survive in the face of his embarrassment. the public by spoiling the Beat Ya Feet dance. In a viral video from his performance at Pharrell’s Something in the Water festival, possibly marking his career bigger than anything else mentioned so far, the teen idol once The first of his musical career gives his dad awkward energy. It’s as frustrating to the younger generation psyche as it’s unbearable for many TikTok creators, who spent a week roasting how he turned the DC specialty into an Irish toy.
Oddly enough, he apologized for that too. At least it came at the right time than his others.
On the latest episode of Don’t let this failTeammates Brittany Spanos and Ej Dickson break down the Timberlake story, while also discussing the Minions and their iconic role in internet culture, VidCon, a possible sister OnlyFans couple, and Himbo of the Week. Robert Irwin refuses to cheat TikTok fans.
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