Justin Timberlake Destroyed Over Golden Globes Instagram Caption


Last night’s Golden Globes ceremony was slightly different to previous years, with numerous celebrities taking a stand against sexual assault and harassment.

Many high profile actresses such as Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman rocked all-black outfits on the red carpet to signify their solidarity with victims of such crimes.

Former NSYNC star and professional ‘trousersnake’, Justin Timberlake, also got in on the act, but his attempt to stand up against abuse seriously backfired:

Posting a selfie with his wife – The Illusionist actress Jessica Biel – the singer sported a black outfit, with the ‘Times Up’ logo clearly visible.

Beaming into the camera, the MySpace believer wrote:

Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack

Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack

A post shared by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on

However, his stand didn’t go quite as planned, with many people viewing him as a hypocrite for working with Woody Allen – who’s been at the centre of some serious sexual assault allegations for many years.

One person tweeted:

You’re literally in the new Woody Allen movie, you can’t work with abusers and condemn them at the same time!!! it doesn’t work that way!!! sorry sweaty :) [sic]

Another person blazed:

You starred in Woody Allen’s new movie. You built a career on malicious misogyny towards Britney Spears. You left Janet Jackson out to dry. This is pure performative fraud.

JT will star in Allen’s Wonder Wheel, along with Kate Winslet, who’s also been criticised for defending the controversial director.

According to Metro, Justin has previously spoken with enthusiasm about working with 82-year-old Allen:

It felt like classic Hollywood. They would send the script to an actor and go, ‘We really want you for the part. Will you accept the part?’ ‘I was like, I think he’s forgetting that he’s Woody Allen and that I’d love to work with him, honestly.

So yeah, I read the script and didn’t even make a joke to play coy. I said, ‘Yeah, I’m in’.

It looks like Justin may have made the wrong call on this one.

Sexual abuse, can and unfortunately, does occur outside of heteronormative relationships.

It’s a sad fact which shouldn’t be forgotten at a time like this, when more and more people in power are being outed for abusing it.

For support and information, you can call the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid on 0808 2000 247.

You can also call the Men’s Advice Line (managed by Respect) on 0808 801 0327.