Call the waambulance! Justin Timberlake is complaining again.
The actor blasted critics of his music and movies in a new interview with GQ, and while we have nothing against standing up for yourself, this isn't the first time J.T. has complained about being misunderstood because of his fame. The 32-year-old singer/actor seems to think that ANY criticism is unfounded.
And thus, we decided to pull together five of his most memorable whiny moments.
5. Back when J.T. was transitioning from 'N Sync boy bander to grown-up solo artist, he was getting tons of praise for his new sound and musical risk taking. Unfortunately, it wasn't the right praise, y'all. "I tried so hard to be an R&B artist [on his first solo album, 'Justified'] and it was the pop album of the year and I was like, 'F--k. That's the last thing I wanted,'" Timberlake told Details in 2011, explaining he eventually decided to take a break because he was getting TOO MUCH love. "All of the sudden you're Mr. 'Sexy Back,' and before that you were Mr. 'Cry Me a River.' I knew I had to take a break when they said the new King of Pop," he bemoaned.
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4. The singer went through one of the most talked about breakups of this century when he and Britney Spears split in 2002. The world was shocked and insatiable for details about why pop music's royal couple didn't last. But far be it from anyone to ask Timberlake about his split! In a 2003 Rolling Stone interview, the singer recounted how he'd gone off on a stranger who'd asked him if he was still in contact with his ex. "Do you realize how you sound right now?" said Timberlake while relaying the story to Rolling Stone. "You're a grown-ass man — and you want to know about a 21-year-old's so-called love life? Do you want me to repeat what you just said so you can know what an ass you sound like?" When the guy stuttered an apology, Justin replied, "Don't be sorry. Just don't say stupid shit like that."
3. This may be his most recent public complaint, but it's also his most blatant. In a new interview for GQ magazine's Man of the Year issue, the Hollywood veteran of two decades lamented the recent criticisms of his acting career as well as his "20/20 Experience" double album. "So I find it ironic that I'm doing an interview with you about Man of the Year when I feel — literally — like a bunch of people just took a shit on my face," he confessed of the harsh reviews, adding, "Where did all this vitriol come from? It's mean. And I'm not cut out for it." The star also expressed a very angry internal desire, admitting, "sometimes I just want to f--king kill everybody."
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2. J.T.'s GQ interview is so complain-y that it takes up two spots on our list! What does Timberlake blame his negative feedback on? Lack of talent? No. A lesser musical offering? No. His fame. He's being picked because of "'This face,' he says, circling it with one finger," GQ quotes. "This recognizable face that you work so hard to get — not because you want the recognition but because you know you're made to do it.' This face, he's saying, comes at a cost. 'The movie didn't do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn't have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn't have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a d--khead.... It just shocked me because, like, you're trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it.'”
1. This clip of Justin crying on a 2003 episode of "Punk'd" has become so epic, that it truly needs no introduction. But, we'll give it one anyway — as it is the most famous example of Timberlake's inability to roll with the punches (though he later blamed his emotional reaction on being high). Ashton Kutcher "Punk'd" the then newly solo singer by making him believe his house was getting repossessed for failure to pay taxes. Tears ensued.
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