“The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success,” Timberlake continued. “It's designed this way. As a man in a privileged position, I have to be vocal about this. Because of my ignorance, I didn't recognise it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again.”
Timberlake ended his message by promising that the apology was just his “first step” in his plans to take “accountability” for his “missteps.”
The singer's wife, Jessica Biel, showed her support in the comments, writing, “I love you. ❤️”
Jackson responded to the apology via an emotional video message on Twitter.
"I was at home just the other day by myself and I began to cry. I was crying because I was so thankful for all that God has blessed me with," she began in the video. "All that he has given me and I'm so thankful for him being in my life, and I'm so thankful for all of you being in my life."
Following the release of the documentary, Jackson's album Control has been topping the charts, and she thanked fans for their continued support.
"You're so special to me and I want to thank all of you for making Control No. 1 once again after 35 years," she said. "I never, never in a million years, I would never think that this would happen. I really appreciate you and I love you so, so much. Thank you."
Spears is yet to publicly comment on the apology, but she did seemingly responded to the documentary on February 9. “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives,” she tweeted. “Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens.”