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Justin Timberlake: Has she gotten FAAAAAATTTTTT!!!!!

Justin sure put on those pandemic pounds. I seriously couldn't believe that's him.

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by Anonymousreply 159June 29, 2022 3:15 AM

Stupid thing didn't do the embed....

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by Anonymousreply 1June 20, 2022 2:11 PM

Jeez he looks like Uncle Bottom at the wedding reception.

by Anonymousreply 2June 20, 2022 2:11 PM

Did he really have to make those faces before he kicked his feet like he was at a hoedown?

by Anonymousreply 3June 20, 2022 2:12 PM

At least he doesn't look gay anymore.....

by Anonymousreply 4June 20, 2022 2:13 PM

I hope that video is somehow distorted - if not, that is really sad

by Anonymousreply 5June 20, 2022 2:14 PM

He's developing classic dad-bod...

by Anonymousreply 6June 20, 2022 2:14 PM

The OP is an emissary of Black Twitter who keeps posting their daily racist talking point bullshit on Datalounge.

OP, nobody fucking cares. Nobody tried to "ruin" Janet Jackson. Her stupid costume came apart one time, a long time ago. We saw her titt. A few people gasped. Janet said she and Justin were fine. So why is this still a thing for you, other than your being a nasty, vile, black racist?

by Anonymousreply 7June 20, 2022 2:17 PM

At least he's still light on his feet.

by Anonymousreply 8June 20, 2022 2:20 PM

Aging sucks

by Anonymousreply 9June 20, 2022 2:22 PM

It’s racist to say that Justin is fat and untalented? Mmmkay. His face is bloated and he’s moving in slow motion. My guess is that he has taken up drinking.

by Anonymousreply 10June 20, 2022 2:22 PM

Looks like a fat Tony Randall.

by Anonymousreply 11June 20, 2022 2:25 PM

I like him fat, still. I'd do him. It's he cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 12June 20, 2022 2:36 PM

He's no Nick Lachay, Lachey, Leche, or whatever his last name is.

by Anonymousreply 13June 20, 2022 2:41 PM

What happened to bringing sexy back?

by Anonymousreply 14June 20, 2022 2:46 PM

No, R10, it's not "racist" to say he's fat. But look at the link of the Twitter account OP posts. Look at the posting that person made about "America tried to cancel Janet for this man"... Maybe follow that Twitt poster around a bit. Black Twitter is a hive of vile, nasty haters and troll for anything white or Asian they can snark and bitch and hate over, and the OP has been posting their shit over and over and ovah again.

by Anonymousreply 15June 20, 2022 2:48 PM

Big as a house!

by Anonymousreply 16June 20, 2022 2:51 PM

[quote] What happened to bringing sexy back?

Looks like he should now be singing "I'm brining [bold]snacks[/bold] back.

by Anonymousreply 17June 20, 2022 2:51 PM

Oh boy is the dancing embarrassing at that weight.

by Anonymousreply 18June 20, 2022 2:54 PM

Wow, unrecognizable. Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 19June 20, 2022 3:05 PM

He looks like a youth pastor going through a midlife crisis.

by Anonymousreply 20June 20, 2022 3:11 PM

It's the angle or the fit of his shirt. He doesn't look fat in this video.

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by Anonymousreply 21June 20, 2022 3:12 PM

He needs to be bringing salad back (yeah!)

by Anonymousreply 22June 20, 2022 3:15 PM

He looks like an aging lesbian with a heavy wine and ice cream habit.

by Anonymousreply 23June 20, 2022 3:28 PM

R21 He looks fat AND old.

It makes him singing like a 12-year-old seem really creepy and off.

by Anonymousreply 24June 20, 2022 3:33 PM

He was always FUG

by Anonymousreply 25June 20, 2022 3:36 PM

No one has ever tried to ‘cancel’ Janet Jackson.

Her career ended not because her planned stunt didn’t get the response she wanted, but because her music was unlistenable.

by Anonymousreply 26June 20, 2022 3:36 PM

[quote]Black Twitter is a hive of vile, nasty haters and troll for anything white or Asian they can snark and bitch and hate over

You know you're in DataLounge, right?

by Anonymousreply 27June 20, 2022 3:36 PM

He looks fucking gross. But he is a middle-aged white man.

by Anonymousreply 28June 20, 2022 3:37 PM

Dancing elephant

by Anonymousreply 29June 20, 2022 3:43 PM

This is the kind of shirt I have hanging in the back of my closet, for those three weekends a year when the mechanic in me comes out to work on my bicycle.

The worst part is that the tea cloth he's wearing is probably expensive beyond my wildest dreams.

by Anonymousreply 30June 20, 2022 3:47 PM

Bye bye bye

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by Anonymousreply 31June 20, 2022 3:49 PM

He doesn't look fat to me. But he looks old and is moving like an old man trying to look young. What's with the retarded facial expression before he busts a move (or busts an artery, more like).

I'm embarrassed for him.

by Anonymousreply 32June 20, 2022 3:50 PM

He doesn't look fat. He's covered up with super baggy clothes and probably has muscle under there. Those clothes are tenting out and making him look like he has no waist.

by Anonymousreply 33June 20, 2022 3:55 PM

WGAF?

He's been over for a decade at least. He just hasn't read the memo yet.

by Anonymousreply 34June 20, 2022 3:57 PM

That video is the best laugh of the day so far. Should be next to "cringe" in the dictionary. The second hand embarrassment is real with this one. His poor horsey wife, eh, at least he has money. The faces, the stiff and awkward dancing juxtaposed with the lyrics, just hilarious. I'm sure he made bank with his "performance" kind of a has been lineup.

by Anonymousreply 35June 20, 2022 4:49 PM

"He doesn't look fat."

Then why does he dance fat? 🤔

by Anonymousreply 36June 20, 2022 4:55 PM

He looks like a fat cunt playing hopscotch.

Stop it, Justin. You're embarrassing yourself.

by Anonymousreply 37June 20, 2022 4:55 PM

Interestingly, Lance Bass has aged the best out of all the members of Nsync.

by Anonymousreply 38June 20, 2022 4:58 PM

And why the fuck is he wearing an outfit that looks like he got from a clearance sale from Walmart?

by Anonymousreply 39June 20, 2022 4:59 PM

Because I got it at a clearance sale from Walmart.

Jealous bitches?

by Anonymousreply 40June 20, 2022 5:04 PM

[quote ] No, [R10], it's not "racist" to say he's fat. But look at the link of the Twitter account OP posts. Look at the posting that person made about "America tried to cancel Janet for this man"... Maybe follow that Twitt poster around a bit. Black Twitter is a hive of vile, nasty haters and troll for anything white or Asian they can snark and bitch and hate over, and the OP has been posting their shit over and over and ovah again.

You're a fucking a moron. The person who tweeted that is a gay Filipino reporter who is obviously a Janet Jackson fan. You're trying to make this into a "blacks are the real racist" situation when it's evident that Justin has a lot of detractors (mostly Janet and Britney fans) of all races enjoying his downfall.

This has nothing to do with Black Twitter. You're nothing but a race-baiting shit-stirrer.

by Anonymousreply 41June 20, 2022 5:09 PM

Hopscotch. Lol r37

by Anonymousreply 42June 20, 2022 5:09 PM

He played a middle aged cop/sheriff in his wife's most recent mini series entitled Candy and was quite convincing in that because hello! You're MIDDLE AGED Justin. How foolish would any of us look trying to act like we're still in our 20s? And that's what this is. It also proves him to be a one-note celeb with no real discernable talent.

by Anonymousreply 43June 20, 2022 5:15 PM

Quite the contrast

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by Anonymousreply 44June 21, 2022 5:39 AM

[quote] Oh boy is the dancing embarrassing at that weight.

LOL! Even the audience sounds underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 45June 21, 2022 2:19 PM

[quote] He doesn't look fat. He's covered up with super baggy clothes and probably has muscle under there.

No. The muscle is not there that's why he's covered up. He's not exactly "fat" just unconditioned. Probably hasn't worked out in a while.

by Anonymousreply 46June 21, 2022 2:23 PM

It doesn’t matter how hot we are when we’re young, everyone eventually turns into Louis CK.

by Anonymousreply 47June 21, 2022 2:46 PM

I think he looks the hottest he's ever looked.

by Anonymousreply 48June 21, 2022 2:52 PM

In some pictures he looks like the game of thrones guy who is allegedly bi or gay

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by Anonymousreply 49June 21, 2022 2:59 PM

Looks fine to me

by Anonymousreply 50June 21, 2022 3:07 PM

Dad bod

by Anonymousreply 51June 21, 2022 3:14 PM

How do you get a Twitter link to show up with the actual pic and not just the blue link?

by Anonymousreply 52June 21, 2022 3:21 PM

I’d eat his ass.

by Anonymousreply 53June 21, 2022 3:23 PM

I'd still suck his dick.

by Anonymousreply 54June 21, 2022 3:25 PM

You thiink that's fat?

by Anonymousreply 55June 21, 2022 3:25 PM

Not even half of "AMERICAN" fat fat. Yes, he would be fat in Tokyo or Berlin.

by Anonymousreply 56June 21, 2022 3:28 PM

Oh wow. Between personal trainers, personal chefs, home gyms, appetite suppressant meds - Celebs have no excuse to be fat!

by Anonymousreply 57June 21, 2022 3:29 PM

R56 So we're getting our beauty standards from people who caused WWII

by Anonymousreply 58June 21, 2022 3:36 PM

I had the sound off and he looked like a guy dancing at a VFW to country music.

by Anonymousreply 59June 21, 2022 3:43 PM

We call him Justinses.

And the preferred pronoun is "they."

by Anonymousreply 60June 21, 2022 3:45 PM

It fries him that his cock now looks even smaller.

by Anonymousreply 61June 21, 2022 3:45 PM

He should do a world tour with Britney Spears.

by Anonymousreply 62June 21, 2022 3:50 PM

JFC r11 that is one ancient reference

by Anonymousreply 63June 21, 2022 5:24 PM

Ok r58 we'll just get our beauty standards from a country that had slavery and genocide of Native Americans

by Anonymousreply 64June 21, 2022 5:27 PM
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by Anonymousreply 65June 21, 2022 5:31 PM

R64 WWII was a little more recent.

by Anonymousreply 66June 21, 2022 5:49 PM

"Big bear" - euphemism for "fat slob"

by Anonymousreply 67June 21, 2022 5:53 PM

"Ok [R58] we'll just get our beauty standards from a country that had slavery and genocide of Native Americans "

The British? 🤔

by Anonymousreply 68June 21, 2022 5:58 PM

r66 slavery is discussed daily in the US. We can never forget it.

by Anonymousreply 69June 21, 2022 5:59 PM

r68 = twat

by Anonymousreply 70June 21, 2022 6:00 PM

He's a backwoods hillbilly who got very lucky for a surprising number of years.

by Anonymousreply 71June 21, 2022 6:01 PM

R69 It's almost like there wasn't this big war fought to abolish it almost two centuries ago, or something.

by Anonymousreply 72June 21, 2022 6:04 PM

r70 = Dumb fuck Brit

by Anonymousreply 73June 21, 2022 6:04 PM

Poor Justin.

by Anonymousreply 74June 21, 2022 6:05 PM

The legacy lives on r72

by Anonymousreply 75June 21, 2022 6:07 PM

World War II was a big war r72.

by Anonymousreply 76June 21, 2022 6:08 PM

This is what my 64yo dad looks like when he's had a couple beers at the family cookout and wants to prove he's still "got it."

by Anonymousreply 77June 21, 2022 6:09 PM

R76 Yes, Joey, there were a lot of big bombs and planes and guns!

by Anonymousreply 78June 21, 2022 6:09 PM

He's a math teacher at a wedding

by Anonymousreply 79June 21, 2022 6:10 PM

r78 needs his nap

by Anonymousreply 80June 21, 2022 6:10 PM

R78 is just tired of arguing

by Anonymousreply 81June 21, 2022 6:11 PM

So don't make stupid statements r81. "Oh, he's fat in Tokyo and Berlin! But wait....they were the ENEMY! That's not OK!"

by Anonymousreply 82June 21, 2022 6:12 PM

This man got into a tiff with Prince over sexiness. THIS man.

I always side-eye couples where one is physically fit/a health nut and the other is giving into middle-aged spread. Wonder what kind of insurance policy Jessica has out on Justin.

by Anonymousreply 83June 21, 2022 6:38 PM

nice

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by Anonymousreply 84June 21, 2022 6:54 PM

R82 Is one of those people who has to have the last word

by Anonymousreply 85June 21, 2022 7:16 PM

It's much funnier without the sound.

by Anonymousreply 86June 21, 2022 8:45 PM

[quote]No one has ever tried to ‘cancel’ Janet Jackson. Her career ended not because her planned stunt didn’t get the response she wanted, but because her music was unlistenable.

Also, it had been 22 years since her first album, and 18 years since the one that made her a megastar. Many before and after Janet Jackson were splattered on impact with the 20-year wall. How many people in modern pop/rock get more than 20 years as a "hitmaker" type? Maybe there are examples a little over and under 20, but it's a good yardstick.

Of COURSE many acts have much longer careers and keep loyal fan bases, but they aren't in the cultural forefront anymore, attracting a mass audience with new work. You hear "Madonna and Janet never get their new songs played on the radio anymore, but the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney are allowed to keep going on as long as they want, so sexism." But the Rolling Stones, Dylan, and Paul McCartney aren't aspiring to the kind of careers where their new singles are burning up the charts.

After 20 years, no matter how great you've been, you're what a previous generation listened to. The young people who do most of the buying will prefer someone younger who does a similar type of thing.

by Anonymousreply 87June 22, 2022 9:27 AM

True ^

Janet had a much better run most than most pop stars. She's actually lucky that she had that incident to blame her (already) cooling career on.

I've noticed in the last few years there's been some attempt to create a revisionist narrative that racism/sexism caused Janet's career to collapse while Justin's continued. Well, no, Justin was much younger than Janet and at his career's peak. Janet was two decades into her career and I can't identity a single song on any album post Superbowl that should've been a hit but wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 88June 22, 2022 9:33 AM

Her ALL FOR YOU album underperformed. It only had three singles: the title track, and then the Ventura Highway and You're So Vain remakes with Janet giggling on top of them.

by Anonymousreply 89June 22, 2022 9:53 AM

Alright bitches, enough about Janet. Please resume conversation about Jussy's rapidly expanding waistline. Does he have to wear a bra now?

by Anonymousreply 90June 22, 2022 9:56 AM

His body look fine to me, I love myself a bit of dad bod, but it’s the unintentionally hilarious expression on his face as he’s dancing that make this clip so cringeworthy.

by Anonymousreply 91June 22, 2022 9:57 AM

His sneakers have heels on them.

by Anonymousreply 92June 22, 2022 10:08 AM

lol Im not sure why he'd have heels on his sneakers, he's 6'0

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by Anonymousreply 93June 22, 2022 10:19 AM

He's going down the George Michael aging path. Without the talent, of course.

by Anonymousreply 94June 22, 2022 10:20 AM

He looks fine to me.

Any actual photo evidence of weight gain?

by Anonymousreply 95June 22, 2022 10:21 AM

He's not fat.

If you look properly, you can see he's slim under the two shirts.

There's no stomach sticking out or anything.

OP is an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 96June 22, 2022 10:22 AM

I think he's just in a badly fitting, poor choice of outfit. I don't think he's fat.

by Anonymousreply 97June 22, 2022 10:23 AM

He's not fat. He's just wearing clothes that are much too loose on him. I guess he's embracing the urban look these days.

by Anonymousreply 98June 22, 2022 10:30 AM

Same as the last few comments. And it's not exactly dancing for his lifetime achievement clip, but he's danced better, and probably still can if someone works with him.

No one was more dismissive than I was of that teen-pop boom of the late '90s. I wanted them all to board a plane and go down like Ritchie and the Big Bopper, with more cargo pants. But I had to give Timberlake his due eventually, when I saw him live. He's a good performer who probably would have been a big success in earlier eras too.

by Anonymousreply 99June 22, 2022 10:31 AM

R95, YTF.

by Anonymousreply 100June 22, 2022 10:36 AM

He is in the series Candy with his wife. Shot recently. He looks neither thin nor fat but definitely thick with "dad bod". He looks cute styled for 1980.

by Anonymousreply 101June 22, 2022 8:28 PM

he's finally looking like a man... he's getting better!

by Anonymousreply 102June 22, 2022 8:49 PM

Black Twitter and current black pop culture is desperate to deify any black person that they perceive as being wronged in the past, Janet was OVAH well before the Superbowl. But we live in a post truth world, Janet was wrecked by the nip slip, Marsha threw the first brick and Beyonce is a civil rights QWEEN.

by Anonymousreply 103June 22, 2022 9:15 PM

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by Anonymousreply 104June 23, 2022 1:54 AM

[quote] "His face is bloated and he’s moving in slow motion. My guess is that he has taken up drinking."

It could be for any number of reasons R10, so who knows, BUT his marraige has supposedly been problematic for a while now. So the drinking habit (of there is one) could be a result of that

by Anonymousreply 105June 23, 2022 2:00 AM

He looks tired, old and fat. Did he run out of breath? Aging sucks. There are always someone younger to replace you. You are not Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 106June 23, 2022 2:04 AM

The bullying of Justin needs to stop. So tired of hearing about Janet.

Forgive. Move on.

by Anonymousreply 107June 23, 2022 2:12 AM

R107, I agree.

It's sexist, too. In a situation involving a near 40-year old man and a 23-year old female, you can bet all the blame would fall on the man.

Near 40-year old Janet was the Superbowl headliner and she planned the stunt. Justin was her 23-year old guest who just went along with it. It was not his idea. Are they really trying to suggest a 23-year old White Southern guy came up with this idea and suggested it to a rich, famous African-American woman who had been part of a great and powerful music family since she was a child?

by Anonymousreply 108June 23, 2022 2:22 AM

Whether or not Justin is truly fat is debatable but what cannot be denied is that he, just like Johnny Depp, cannot hide their low class, peasant stock, Florida white trash upbringing.

by Anonymousreply 109June 23, 2022 2:25 AM

Middle aged man dancing at a wedding. Why do these pop stars still try to act young when they aren’t. Tragic.

by Anonymousreply 110June 23, 2022 2:31 AM

Timberlake has taken to wearing his maternity clothes.

by Anonymousreply 111June 23, 2022 2:40 AM

JT was the kind of guy who was really cute in his twink boy days but was never going to look good at 40 no matter what he did

by Anonymousreply 112June 23, 2022 2:45 AM

He's 41 let him look his age . Crimany

by Anonymousreply 113June 23, 2022 2:59 AM

He looks ridiculous. Isn't he like 50 now ?

by Anonymousreply 114June 23, 2022 3:00 AM

He's fat and long OVAH.

Janet was no where near a career cooling off when she was asked to do the SB. She had just come off of her fifth consecutive #1 album (which was the biggest first-week seller of her career), had the longest-running Hot 100 #1 song (which also netted her another Grammy), had record ratings when her concert aired on HBO in 2002 and had been recently declared MTV's first official Icon. Besides, they don't ask people who are on a career decline to headline the SB halftime show. Her former stylist, Waynescot Lukas, is shady as fuck and posted that tragic Justin video on his Facebook feed. I LOVE that fucker, lol.

by Anonymousreply 115June 23, 2022 3:02 AM

I have no issues with his looks. I just think he should realize that he is way past his teen idol days. Are 13 y/o girls listening to his music or going to his shows ? It is a bit pathetic and sad really...

by Anonymousreply 116June 23, 2022 3:04 AM

R115 plenty of Super Bowl headliners are past the peak of their careers. Just look at the last Super Bowl.

by Anonymousreply 117June 23, 2022 3:15 AM

R116 he's not aiming for 13-year olds. He wants a chunk of the fans who followed him when he was young. They would be in their 30s now.

by Anonymousreply 118June 23, 2022 3:18 AM

Karma really came for this fool. He used black music to get superstar status then tried to to throw black people and culture under the bus like a used condom. The thing he doesn't realise is, when black people stop thinking you're cool, that spreads to white people too.

by Anonymousreply 119June 23, 2022 3:20 AM

R119, we "realise" you're not American.

by Anonymousreply 120June 23, 2022 3:22 AM

He’s gotten chunky (and it’s not the loose clothes.) He’s pudgy and doughy.

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by Anonymousreply 121June 23, 2022 3:33 AM

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by Anonymousreply 122June 23, 2022 3:45 AM

[quote]we "realise" you're not American

Former American. I left years ago.

by Anonymousreply 123June 23, 2022 4:10 AM

[quote]Her former stylist, Waynescot Lukas, is shady as fuck and posted that tragic Justin video on his Facebook feed.

Is that the same guy who got fired from What Not To Wear after the first season?

by Anonymousreply 124June 23, 2022 4:25 AM

The cluster B queens on here and Twitter need to get the fuck over this shit. Who cares in 2022? Britney and Janet moved on. Why can't you? And I'll reiterate what I've said before, Janet was partially to blame because she participated in that stupid stunt on national TV. Madonna kissing Britney (and Xtina) on the VMAs (an event broadcast on cable with an 16-34 demographic) was vastly different than the Super Bowl which appealed to Middle America and targeted to families and elderly with NFL being a favorite about white conservatives. Janet chose the wrong event for it especially since this was post-9/11 neoconservativism. She may have gotten away with it in the 90s when people were trying to be subversive but not in Bush America.

Now that said, Justin is a 40-something white man with two kids. The Tennessee hillbilly fat genes are coming for him. '

by Anonymousreply 125June 23, 2022 5:11 AM

[quote] Black Twitter and current black pop culture is desperate to deify any black person that they perceive as being wronged in the past, Janet was OVAH well before the Superbowl. But we live in a post truth world, Janet was wrecked by the nip slip, Marsha threw the first brick and Beyonce is a civil rights QWEEN.

I'm black and I can't stand them. When do wealthy black celebs who distance themselves from regular black people and associate with the upper-class have to do with us? White working class don't defend every damn rich white celeb. Janet being a Jackson is only black when it's convenient for her and I say that as a fan. Joe and Katherine certainly ingrained some self-hate into their kids. Beyonce is just an airhead who follows orders. Marsha was a gay black drag queen for some reason got used a prop for political clout.

Celebrity worship is toxic and a distraction. What about the black people in Somalia and Yemen who are starving to death? What about Mauritania's slave trade? Or how Haiti is still struggling with crumbling infrastructure destroyed by storms and constant political conflict. And what about actual gay black activist Bayard Rustin who is still ignored every year. At least James Baldwin gets some attention but I guess he's too boring because he was educated and not genderbendering like Marsha.

by Anonymousreply 126June 23, 2022 5:19 AM

Not an Owen Benjamin fan but he once had a video on youtube (before his channel was banned) and was talking about his experiences with celebs. I wish I could link it but it was deleted with the channel. So take it with a grain of salt. Apparently Owen was once excited to meet all these celebs that are always in the news but got really dissapointed after witnessing their true awkward nature. Owen's talk was basically about how celebs really are not how they are portrayed in the media (duh). He said that J's new phone once fell in the pool and he literally started to cry in all seriousness because it was broken(this was before waterproof phones). Like really sobbing.... ALLEGEDLY. Does someone on here Know Justin personally and do you think this alleged story fits his character? I personally don't believe it because Justin always seems so manly apart from that boomer dance this thread is about but maybe that incident inspired his hit "cry me a river"?

by Anonymousreply 127June 23, 2022 9:29 AM

Justin cried on Punk'd and called his mom. He also said he has ADHD and OCD. He does come across as very emotional and hotheaded and the type to throw tantrums.

by Anonymousreply 128June 23, 2022 9:36 AM

Pudgy or not….I still would.

by Anonymousreply 129June 23, 2022 10:08 AM

He was never good looking. Not sure why anybody was ever hot for him.

I wonder if he’s become a nicer person in his older age. He used to be a world class jerk when he was younger.

by Anonymousreply 130June 23, 2022 10:30 AM

[quote]White working class don't defend every damn rich white celeb.

Bull and shit. If this were the case, then we wouldn't have 30% of this country blindly indoctrinated into the Cult of Trump.

by Anonymousreply 131June 23, 2022 12:37 PM

R131 Trump had a lot of nonwhite men support him too. I'm black and know many black and Hispanic men who supported him. He just appealed to straight men in general and spoke their language so to speak. Women and gay men were his biggest opponents.

by Anonymousreply 132June 23, 2022 4:43 PM

R128, you put that meltdown very mildly. He was in full “I Want My Mommie’ mode. It was unsettling.

by Anonymousreply 133June 23, 2022 5:18 PM

Looks like he's giving sexy back.

by Anonymousreply 134June 24, 2022 1:37 PM

He never truly had “sexy”, R134.

He tried to copy what he could from JC and got the rest by associating with sexy women and artists.

On his own, he’s as exciting as dry toast.

by Anonymousreply 135June 24, 2022 1:42 PM

It's very ridiculous to accuse Timberlake of cultural appropriation considering New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were all created with the purpose to sell urban music to a suburban audience. They all had black songwriters and producers who worked with them too. And Timberlake was singing R&B covers, rapping and doing hip-hop dance as a little boy on The Mickey Mouse Club along with JC, Britney and Christina Aguilera. Timberlake grew up near Memphis, the capital of soul and blues music.

What occured here was a cultural diffusion as racial barriers began breaking down and the youth of the 90s were more open to listening to and emulating black artists. Michael Jackson, Prince, Janet, Whitney, LL Cool J, Boyz II Men, NWA and Bobby Brown were cool.

I'm black myself and never found this offensive as I enjoyed many white rock and folk artists. Music should be shared. Do I think Timberlake, Eminem and Britney are overrated? Yes I do. Along with Elvis. But that's more reflective of society being more willing to hear black music from white artists. They themselves did nothing wrong and have all voiced their influences.

by Anonymousreply 136June 24, 2022 3:27 PM

In the '80s and early '90s Whitney was accused of being 'too white'.

by Anonymousreply 137June 24, 2022 3:29 PM

[quote]He tried to copy what he could from JC and got the rest by associating with sexy women and artists.

Jesus Christ?

by Anonymousreply 138June 24, 2022 3:47 PM

Hear, hear, R136. Timberlake was born in 1981. Of course he would have had all kinds of music around him, and he was going to be influenced by what spoke to him most. It seems wrong to me to say lil' Justin should have bought the music of black artists, watched their videos, requested their songs on the radio, gone to see them in concert if their tours came his way, told his friends about them...but when he got old enough to pursue his own career, he should have guarded against any influence. Or he should have gone into country or Nickelback-like rock, whatever, something blamelessly "white."

I understand concerns about cultural appropriation, but the pushback on it can be heavy-handed.

Your "Music can be shared" says it beautifully in four words. Prince (one of Timberlake's obvious templates) never stopped talking about how much he derived from white Canadian Joni Mitchell, besides Sly Stone, George Clinton, and other black antecedents.

by Anonymousreply 139June 24, 2022 4:00 PM

A fair amount of R&B, jazz and soul songs were also written by white and Jewish people. Donna Summer had a lot of hits written by Italian and British songwriters. And Whitney helped Diane Warren's career. The music industry is one of the few areas where racial barriers are broken and marginalized groups can contribute. Prince, Timbaland, Pharrell and Babyface have written for white and Latino artists.

Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the broader population got rid of their prejudice and racism is over. Artists think differently and aren't beholden to the same bigotries. Part of art is having an open mind and experimenting. That's why conservatives can't make good movies or music or do standup comedy.

by Anonymousreply 140June 24, 2022 4:11 PM

He does seem like an anxious type. This had to feel a bit humiliating. He tried to be down with a local dance and, well, it was awfully funny, if earnest.

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by Anonymousreply 141June 24, 2022 4:47 PM

He could be the 'poster boy' for the "Signs that you're getting old" thread.

by Anonymousreply 142June 24, 2022 5:09 PM

Of course, it was cultural appropriation. He was even using a blaccent.

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by Anonymousreply 143June 25, 2022 5:43 AM

R143 Oh please. The blaccent is Southern vernacular. White Southerners and black people speak very similar because they've lived together for centuries and there was linguistic sharing. I've known Afro Latinas, Black Canadians and Subsaharan Africans try to use a black American vernacular and it sounds fake and awful. That's because it's really an American Southern accent, it's associated with Black people because most of us are from the South or only two generations removed. Every Black American has a great grandparent from the South. A lot of Black Twitter are non-ADOS or black Gen Z who are disconnected with black history and align with blue haired white girls.

by Anonymousreply 144June 25, 2022 2:18 PM

Every Black American does NOT have a great-grandparent from the South. You sound ignorant and insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 145June 25, 2022 3:47 PM

He did look pretty chubby on Ellen.

by Anonymousreply 146June 26, 2022 4:57 AM

Is he drug free? I hope so because he reminds me of George Michael on the Ellen interview video. Puffy and chubby.

by Anonymousreply 147June 26, 2022 9:04 AM

R2: but his Uncle Bottom moves are hot af though

by Anonymousreply 148June 26, 2022 9:16 AM

[quote]Oh please. The blaccent is Southern vernacular. White Southerners and black people speak very similar because they've lived together for centuries and there was linguistic sharing.

Nope. Black and white southern speech are different and easily distinguishable. And even then, what Timberlake was imitating sounded more "urban" which he largely stopped using and, as can be seen in the link at r143, now only conveniently uses when he's around black people and trying to fit in. Even black people in Minnesota sound different from their white neighbors.

by Anonymousreply 149June 26, 2022 9:41 AM

Bug Tussel

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by Anonymousreply 150June 26, 2022 10:15 AM

[quote]What happened to bringing sexy back

He’s now bringing sexy backfat.

by Anonymousreply 151June 26, 2022 10:16 AM

[quote]he's finally looking like a man... he's getting better!

Agreed. I think he's adorable. The dad-bod suits him just fine; I haven't been attracted to skinny twinks/teenagers since I was one of them myself (yes, it's been a while).

by Anonymousreply 152June 26, 2022 10:20 AM

I still can't believe r149 seriously tried to erase AAVE and dismiss it as merely "Southern vernacular". No different from tiktokers and gay men who coopt the speech patterns and mannerisms of black women and dismiss it as "internet slang" when called out for appropriation. And people accuse black people of being paranoid. Unbelievable.

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by Anonymousreply 153June 26, 2022 4:19 PM

[quote] I've known Afro Latinas, Black Canadians and Subsaharan Africans try to use a black American vernacular and it sounds fake and awful.

And you think it sounds great and normal when a white American from Tennesse uses it? He sounded fake.

by Anonymousreply 154June 26, 2022 4:29 PM

I liked his song with SZA though.

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by Anonymousreply 155June 26, 2022 4:47 PM

A fat person wears loose shirts to « hide. » it doesn’t work and we’ve all done it.

A fit muscular person wears clothes TO SHOWCASE his hotness AS JUSTIN USED TO DO.

It’s not a felony he gained weight. It’s a lot of diet and rigorous exercise to maintain.

Maybe he just said FUCK IT!!! I’m rich, I have a kid and I’m sick of starving myself

by Anonymousreply 156June 27, 2022 12:12 AM

Why did he have children? To spread his feminine male voice genes?

by Anonymousreply 157June 27, 2022 8:02 PM

I was talking about r144 at r153.

by Anonymousreply 158June 28, 2022 5:19 AM

This is a parody of "Southern vernacular". Sounds nothing like a blaccent. Timberlake probably grew up sounding like this.

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by Anonymousreply 159June 29, 2022 3:15 AM
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