"I just feel like the world is so full of hate right now that we need to practice a little forgiveness," Bass said
The former *NSYNC band member, 44, recently spoke up about his thoughts on the recent backlash his former bandmate has been getting after Britney Spears made several revelations about their previous relationship in her memoir The Woman in Me.
“Look, I mean everyone has their own opinion,” Bass said, according to a video released on TMZ. “I just feel like the world is so full of hate right now that we need to practice a little forgiveness.”
“Britney did. So, let’s take a note from her,” he added.
The “Better Place” singer, who appeared to be at the airport, noted that he already purchased Spears’ memoir and was planning to “read it on the plane.”
“Everyone deserves to tell their story,” Bass shared. “She did and, you know, I hope the fans can again find some forgiveness.”
Earlier this week, Timberlake turned off his Instagram comments after the "Toxic" singer dropped several bombshells in her memoir about their 1999 to 2002 relationship. This included allegations that he cheated on her and that she had an abortion after Timberlake told her that he “didn't want to be a father.”
"I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” Spears wrote in the book. “But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young."
Though he has not yet commented on Spears' revelations, Timberlake has expressed regret for his past behavior and shared support for Spears as she sought to end her 13-year conservatorship, which was officially terminated in November 2021.
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"We should all be supporting Britney at this time. Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter at the time. “No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body. No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they’ve worked so hard for.”
Spears told PEOPLE via email ahead of her memoir's release that, “It is finally time for me to raise my voice and speak out, and my fans deserve to hear it directly from me. No more conspiracy, no more lies — just me owning my past, present and future.”
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