The star released a lengthy statement on Friday, in which he said he was sorry for his behavior towards his ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears. He also apologized to Janet Jackson for the almost 20-year-old Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction scandal.
“Ive seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond,” he wrote. “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”
He closed his remarks by stating, “I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a Larter conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from…”
Fans said they were “disgusted” and appalled” by Justin’s casual remarks about taking his girlfriend’s virginity which aired in the documentary this week.