Sure, Justin Timberlake is a beloved star with some good songs on his resume and a history of cool hair, but I've never fully latched onto the JT bandwagon. In fact, over the years as he became an even bigger star, I started to grow more tired of him and his antics — and I'm not the only one. Writer Rich Juzwiak noticed it way back in 2007 when he wrote that not only is Justin a "douchebag," he's also the type of guy who "laughs at his own unfunny jokes" and "makes falsetto interjections for no reason." Buzzfeed also wrote this epic takedown of him back in 2016, calling him "the original Taylor Swift."
But probably my favorite critique comes from Lainey Gossip, who has the best explanation for why JT rubs so many others the wrong way: "He’s a f–king parasite and has been from the very beginning… He grew off his bandmates, he grew off Britney [Spears], he grew off Janet Jackson, he grew off Cameron Diaz, he grew off Timbaland, and even after he grew so big that he’s now self-sustained by his own stardom, he keeps looking for opportunities to suck off anyone and anything around him so that he can keep growing."
Still scratching your head wondering what's so "bad" about Justin? Below are a few of his biggest, douchiest moments.