The Social Network star then took a moment to apologize to both pop stars directly.
“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually,” he shared, “because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I whole heartedly want to be part of and grow from.”
He went on to say that the industry is “flawed” and is designed to set up “white men up for success.”
As he explained, “Because of my ignorance, I didn’t recognize 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. I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career.”
“I know this apology is a first step and doesn’t absolve the past,” he noted. “I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports. I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better.”