Lance Bass has urged fans to ‘forgive’ Justin Timberlake amid the fallout of Britney Spears’ memoir (Picture: Paul Buck/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
The Cry Me A River hitmaker wasn’t painted as the most perfect boyfriend in Britney’s new book, The Woman in Me, causing fans to flood social media with criticism of his behaviour during their three-year relationship.
A number of shocking revelations emerged about Britney and Justin’s romance, including the fact that she had an abortion after falling pregnant with his baby.
While the internet continues to lash out at JT, Lance Bass has called for him to be ‘forgiven.’
Chatting to TMZ at LAX this week, the boy band star said he was gearing up to read Brit’s memoir himself.
‘I did. I’m excited to read it,’ he said when asked if he had bought the bestseller.
The NSYNC star is looking forward to reading The Woman in Me for himself (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV)
When questioned on whether he believes the backlash against his bandmate is ‘unfair’, Lance thought carefully before responding.
‘Look, I mean,’ he began with a smile. ‘Everyone has their own opinion.’
‘I just feel like the world is so full of hate right now that we need to practise a little forgiveness,’ he said.
‘Britney did! So, let’s take a note from her,’ Lance added.
When the reporter agreed that it was fans who seemed more upset with Justin than Britney herself, Lance replied: ‘Everyone deserves the chance to tell their story. She did and I hope, again, you know, that the fans can find some forgiveness.’
Lance then laughed off questions about whether he had talked to Justin about the ordeal, refusing to divulge details.
It seems Justin himself isn’t keen to face the wrath of angry Britney fans.
Lance said people should ‘take a note’ from Britney (Picture: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
Britney and Justin dated from 1999 until 2002 (Picture: AP)
Taking action, the musician recently disabled comments on his Instagram page, preventing anyone from voicing their negative opinions below his posts.
Britney and Justin were together until 2002, with the latter allegedly breaking things off with a two-word text message, much to Britney’s heartache.
During their time together, Britney and Justin faced at ‘conflicted’ discussion about whether to terminate a pregnancy in 2000.
Ultimately, Britney, while ‘upset’, decided it wasn’t a ‘tragedy’ that she was pregnant.
‘But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young,’ she pens in her book.
In her bombshell book, Britney reveals she had an abortion after falling pregnant with Justin’s baby (Picture: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
‘If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.
‘To this day, it’s one of the most agonising things I have ever experienced in my life.’
Elsewhere in her autobiography, Britney claims that Justin cheated on her with another celebrity.
The Gimme More songstress doesn’t name the woman in question out of fear of ’embarrassing’ her, since she now has a family.
She also goes into detail about her own infidelity, admitting to being unfaithful with dancer Wade Robson during a night out.
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Lance Bass urged fans to follow in Britney’s footsteps.