A long time ago, Justin Timberlake brought sexy back.
But now many Internet users are wishing the singer and occasional actor would take a recent career decision back; not to mention a brand new, misguided Tweet.
Allow us to explain…
On Sunday night, Timberlake shared a seemingly sweet and romantic photo on Instagram.
It featured the artist and his wife, Jessica Biel, who was nominated at the Golden Globes for her role in USA Network’s The Sinner.
“Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack,” wrote Justin as a caption.
Both of those hashtags were a reference to the Golden Globes this year serving as a platform for celebrities to stick up for women in the industry and victims of sexual misconduct in general.
Which is why some critics thought JT should have perhaps not used this photo and this occasion to label his wife as “hot.”
Granted, Jessica Biel is very hot.
But this simply may not have been the ideal time for Timberlake to objectify his wife, that’s all we’re saying.
Moreover, as many on the World Wide Web have pointed out, Timberlake will be starring in Woody Allen’s next movie, Wonder Wheel.
The controversial director is well known for having married his ex-wife’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.
The 82-year-old is also accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
For this reason, a slew of stars has refused to work with Allen…and a slew of online commentators have called Timberlake out here for some pretty galling hypocrisy.
Wrote one individual:
“Wearing black, good. Talking about it, good. Next step, don’t participate in projects that profit men like Woody Allen. Have fun at the party. THEN keep striving for better.”
And another dragged Timberlake even harder for his past, Tweeting:
“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.”
Timberlake has not responded to any of these scathing accusations or remarks.
We doubt he will, either.
Most folks out there think Justin is a good guy, but this is a prime example of how everyone is under an extreme microscope these days.
And, as Rose McGown thinks, you can’t just wear black and include a few hashtags and then pat yourself on the back.
If you want to see change in the world, you must take some actual action in order to enact it.