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Lil Nas X? Not Sorry!

  • April 15, 2021

Discussed with Timberlake’s apology:

  • Framing Britney Spears,” a New York Times documentary that premiered in February and set off a wave of criticism of Timberlake for how he treated Britney Spears after their breakup.

  • Timberlake’s jam “Cry Me a River” (2012), which is rumored to be about his breakup with Spears.

  • The infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Timberlake and Janet Jackson. As the pop music critic Jon Pareles has written, after this incident, “her career, far more original than his, plummeted,” while his “continued to rise.”

This type of apology is followed by a dramatic exit — a mic drop. The best example of this was “like a 10-layer apology,” Jenna said, and starred Meghan Markle, Oprah Winfrey, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne.

adrienne maree brown is a writer who wrote a blog post last summer about the potentially harmful repercussions of cancel culture. Some readers told her they were offended and hurt by the post. Rather than becoming defensive, she was committed to listening to their concerns and integrating them into her understanding. She apologized and rewrote the blog post to fix her mistakes (and wrote about it in her book “We Will Not Cancel Us”).

This is not a single apology, but a series of apologies set off by one another. It was recently exemplified by the “rapid-fire chain of events” (as Wesley put it) that involved Bon Appétit and Gimlet Media, the parent company of the podcast “Reply All.” It was “Netflix mini-series type level drama” for the media industry, Wesley said. It opened up a conversation in which employees at Bon Appétit and Gimlet could expose the discrimination and mistreatment they experienced at work.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/podcasts/still-processing-lil-nas-x-justin-timberlake-apologies.html

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