BRITNEY Spears fans dragged Justin Timberlake for bad-mouthing the singer.
The backlash comes after the new Framing Britney Spears documentary revisits their 2002 split.
Britney fans slammed Justin on Twitter for bad-mouthing the starCredit: AP:Associated Press
Their nasty split in revisited in the new doc Framing Britney SpearsCredit: Instagram/Britney Spears
Fans called out Justin for ‘misogyny and double standards’Credit: Twitter
The film comes as Britney battles her father, Jamie Spears, in court over who should control her life.
A memorable moment from the documentary looks back at Britney following her failed relationship with Justin, 40.
Channeling the sexism of Americans, the Mirrors singer villainized Britney and victimized himself following their breakup.
In light of rumors that the Womanizer singer cheated, Justin released the Cry Me a River music video featuring an unmistakable Britney lookalike as a cheating ex-girlfriend.
The singers split in 2002Credit: Reuters
Justin fueled cheating rumors when he released the 2002 music video for Cry Me a RiverCredit: Jive
“When it’s time for people to come for a woman, there’s a whole apparatus ready to do it,” New York Times critic Wesley Morris said in the doc.
Fans took to Twitter to slam Justin following the release of the documentary.
One angry fan wrote: “Justin Timberlake took full advantage of the sh**ty misogyny and double standards of the early 00s for his own gain. Without Brit, there’s no him. He was absolutely nothing special. Still aint s**t. #FreeBritney“
Another wrote: “Wow, I’m really here for the Britney Spears documentary calling Justin Timberlake on his absolute bulls**t.”
A third chimed in: “Wow what Justin did to Britney Spears is so messed up. I used to love him so much when I was a teenager. So disappointing.”
Britney’s fans took to Twitter to slam the former boy band memberCredit: Twitter
Fans called Justin’s actions’ ‘disappointing’Credit: Twitter
Others said they ‘hate Justin’Credit: Twitter
Fans continued to slam Justin, as another said: “This britney spears documentary……we hate justin timberlake.”
While Justin never confirmed Britney cheated, he hinted at the cause behind their split.
It was rumored the exes broke up after Britney cheated with choreographer Wade Robson, 38.
Justin has hinted Britney’s infidelity led to the splitCredit: Reuters
It was rumored Britney cheated on Justin with WadeCredit: Getty – Contributor
According to Fame10, Justin told Rolling Stone he’d been cheated three times just one year after the split.
He continued to egg on the rumors during a 2003 interview with Barbara Walters, as the former NSYNC member revealed he promised Britney to never reveal the reason for their breakup.
Despite his alleged promise, Justin seemingly confirmed the cheating rumors when he released the Cry Me a River video in 2002.
He famously ripped off Janet Jackson’s top during the Super BowlCredit: AP:Associated Press
The messy split is not the only time Justin has been slammed for misogyny, as he famously ripped off Janet Jackson’s top during their 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance.
One fan pointed out on Twitter: “Never forget Justin Timberlake launched his solo career by throwing Britney under the bus & Janet Jackson soon after.”
One critic said Justin ‘launched his solo career by throwing Britney under the bus’Credit: Twitter