John Mayer is getting emotional about Britney Spears. The GRAMMY-winning artist joined buddy and host of SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, Andy Cohen, on his radio present Monday morning, the place he appeared because the shock co-host, taking calls from SiriusXM subscribers.
The pair additionally touched on Mayer’s private life and the newest in leisure information, together with the Framing Britney Spears documentary.
Mayer revealed that he “almost cried 5 times” whereas watching the revealing doc, empathizing with what fame does to an individual.
“I almost cried five times during that,” the singer revealed. “To see the sadness in this human being, I almost, I mean the end, I mean, I was on the edge of tears five times, because if you understand what this business, slash industry, slash lifestyle does to a person. To go through this and come out the other side OK, is to have infinite grace for those who struggle with it.”
Mayer credited his skill to navigate the trade principally unscathed to being a person.
“I came out OK… I have a very strong feeling that part of that is because I’m a man. And I have a very strong feeling that a lot of these things that happen to female performers is endemic to being female. Why do so many men emerge going, ‘Learned my lesson. Yes I got dinked in the head, but I’m back baby’? So I watched it with such grace for someone who got much more maligned by the inhuman experiment of fame than I did. And I go, ‘Why did I get through that? Why did I find my way through that obstacle course? What was afforded to me stylistically’? The stylistic difference of being an outlaw. If you’re a man, you’re an outlaw. If you’re a woman, you’re kind of crazy. And when I watched that through that lens, my heart just ached the whole time.”
Mayer isn’t the only celebrity to have a strong reaction to the Times documentary. Cohen tweeted in support of the pop star shortly after the doc aired.
🌞 Good morning!🌞 have a great day! And: #FreeBritney
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) February 8, 2021
“🌞 Good morning!🌞 have an incredible day! And: #FreeBritney,” Cohen wrote.
Sarah Jessica Parker,Khloe Kardashian and Valerie Bertinelli additionally expressed their disgust at Spears’ therapy through the years.
#FramingBritneySpears is a intestine punch.
So many horrible males/leeches in her life
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— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) February 7, 2021
“#FramingBritneySpears is a gut punch. So many horrible men/leeches in her life,” Bertinelli wrote alongside a full checklist of all the boys to whom she’s referring.
The documentary even elicited a public apology from Spears’ ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
“I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram. “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, 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 wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from.”
Timberlake too went on to notice the privilege males are afforded within the trade.
“The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success,” the assertion continued. “It’s designed this way. As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. 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.”
Watch the video beneath to see why the doc’s director thought it was so necessary to inform Spears’ story.
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