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Justin Timberlake has issued a tongue-in-cheek apology after a 'cringey' video of him dancing went viral.
If you've been on social media at all this week, you will have seen the clip of his appearance at Pharrell’s 'Something in the Water' festival performance this weekend.
Justin took to the stage in Washington DC to join his pal for the track 'SexyBack' when all of a sudden he attempted a 'beat ya feet' routine. Here's a little reminder of how that went down...
Since it was uploaded on Sunday (June 19), the footage has been viewed millions of times, with fans absolutely roasting the former NSYNC star online.
"I see he is in his middle school English teacher showing off at the spring dance phase," wrote one, while another said: "The most sauceless feet I’ve seen in a while. Bad dad who refuses to retire moves."
A third quipped: "JT should've left that one alone smh."
As well as plenty of comments about his 'cringey' dad energy, one person compared his dance fail to the hackysack scene in She's All That.
Amid the heavy roasting, Justin took to social media to issue an apology for his error of judgement.
Justin says he’s going to make it up to us (DC) for his technical errors when beating his feet at SITW 😊 pic.twitter.com/NlJEjcdvNn— Washingtonian Problems (@WashProbs) June 22, 2022
In an Instagram Story, he says, "DC, I want to apologise to you for two reasons – here and here," as he focuses the camera on his feet.
"I had a long talk with both of them individually and said, ‘Don’t you ever do that to me again'. Maybe it was the khakis. It was a real khaki vibe. I’m gonna make this up to you. I’m gonna focus on these two guys right here and get them right. Love y’all."
His jokey apology received mixed reviews, with some jumping in to defend the pop star. Others, however, were less forgiving, pointing out that he absolutely butchered the 'beat ya feet' form of dancing, which arose from DC's go-go scene.
"Someone tell him he don’t got it no more," wrote one in response to his video, with another adding: "Justin… this did not help at all."
Last year, the singer shared a more serious apology for various 'missteps' he's made over the years after he faced criticism for his treatment of Britney Spears and for the Super Bowl halftime controversy involving Janet Jackson.
Taking to Instagram at the time, he said sorry to both pop stars and admitted he'd contributed to 'the problem' and benefitted 'from a system that condones misogyny and racism'.
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