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Justin's Affection for Taylor Hicks

Justin's Affection for Taylor Hicks

JT is receiving backlash for his American Idol comments. He supposedly bashed Taylor Hicks and said he couldn't "carry a tune in a bucket". Now his publicist is saying that comment was taken out of context. Here's more:

Ken Sunshine, Timberlake’s representative, said the 25-year-old singer’s comments “were taken completely out of context.”

“He has tremendous affection for Taylor Hicks’ success,” Sunshine told The Associated Press on Thursday. “He would never say anything that personal about somebody he’s never met. He only wishes him the best.”


Imabeliever Imabeliever 11 years
Hey maybe it was a sideways comment hinting to the fact that there was ectra pressure on Lance.. They are all idiots who need to be coached by PR people. Someone needs to give them an earpiece and feed them their answers, but then it wouldn't be fun anymore to pick their statements apart.
Jinx Jinx 11 years
I guess he knows from experience. Its alot of pressure on JT to keep his gayness in the closet. :)
Imabeliever Imabeliever 11 years
LOL! He didn't say that he was gay..he said it was a lot of pressure for Hick and then saying that what IF he was gay then all of the republican uber religious people who voted for him would be mad. But he did say that he couldn't sing..and tht he should take a stand on and say yeah I said it. Whats the point of any celeb doing print interviews if they are going to retract statements or claim that they were misunderstood?
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 11 years
he is still hot!
lilaem lilaem 11 years
Good job, Pad. Justin obviously needs some PR help. What a tool.
Padraigin Padraigin 11 years
Andipants, the quote from a magazine article was as follows: When asked about American Idol: "I have a strange relationship with that show. I despise it, and yet I'm completely fascinated. The guy who won - people think he looks so normal, he's so sweet, and he's so earnest, but he can't carry a tune in a bucket. Do you realize how much pressure it is to put on somebody all of a sudden? If he has any skeletons whatsoever; if, God forbid, he's gay, and all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like, 'Oh my God, I voted for a queer!' It's just too much pressure. But that's what we do. The American dream is to be young, rich and famous." It was no blanket statement and he sure as hell did single someone out.
etab etab 11 years
I missed where JT said Taylor is gay, or insinuated it... Where is that?
sashak sashak 11 years
LOL Cali! I hope he gives his PR person (Mr. Sunshine!!)a raise b/c dude deserves it. If Jusin is smokes weed, does that mean that Cammie does too? Cause that would expleain ALOT!
The_Andipants The_Andipants 11 years
I seem to remember Justin making that as a blanket statement ... that he didn't like shows like American Idol because the singers couldn't carry a tune ... he didn't single anyone out.
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 11 years
I'm stil wondering what to have for lunch today? Seriously Taylor Hicks and JT should just go to some park and hump each other ala George Michael, this is the only way I will care about either again.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 11 years
Justin is confused as to which angle his media on slaught for the promotion of his album should go. First he is talking about drugs, banning people from his launch party, dissing people then taking it back, then talking about many mixed messages...I am on JT overload. ENOUGH ALREADY
team_aspartame team_aspartame 11 years
hmmm... i think JT is WWWWAAAAYYY overrated!! REally he thinks he can do better than hicks then he should really try out for AI. I agree that he has a girly voice and should be grateful for where he is and i dont think he is good enough to be judging others! If Bono said something i would really take into consideration but really JT should zip his lips!!
eye173candy eye173candy 11 years
I kind of agree with him, I think there were others with more talent than Taylor, but I mean, come on, just because you want your name in magazines does not mean you have to criticize an aspiring singer.
a-l-i-na-540 a-l-i-na-540 11 years
it wasn't like he was wrong. i mean come on, american idol is completely overrated.
nomerz nomerz 11 years
I like Justin, but the comment was just really unnecessary.
TruJrzyGirl TruJrzyGirl 11 years
I like his new song, Sexy back. It's phatt ... LMAO ! But, I'm not really into him ... He strikes me as ghetto.
BettyCamino BettyCamino 11 years
Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black? Is it just me or was N*SYNC just as manufaftored as American Idol? Less we forget our humble beginings... I don't remember hearing about how JT has struggled and what not to acheive his fame...but that is just me.
snarky_downlow snarky_downlow 11 years
Yeah, right. I'd believe it if his "affection" for Hicks and denial about the comments came from his mouth, and not his mouthpiece. The ex-mousketeer, picked from a head shot line up, boy band (ew) member, doesn't like American Idol? I'd say that perhaps his ill will is rooted in his bitter loss on Star Search. Geez. Do all these people live in a freekin' bubble, with NO access to the real world, and no one to check their egos? What an arrogant dick.
snarky_downlow snarky_downlow 11 years
I just had to comment. Ok, so I would have much preferred that Elliot win, and I thought that he should have been in the top two and not the effervescent, bubbly, make me want to dry heave Katherine, I didn't think the comments were JT made about Hicks were cool, and as a matter of fact - I call B---Sh-- on the PR agent trying to make nice. How do you take "can't carry a tune in a bucket" out of context? And if JT wishes Hicks well, how about we hear it out of his mouth and NOT his mouthpiece? I was surprised about his transparency. Jealous, are we, Justin? Geez, you bash American Idol -- Why, because you LOST on Star Search? You forget that the public knows that 1. You were a Mouseketeer for pity's sake. 2. You were "handpicked" out of some headshots and thrown into a BOY BAND (ew) 3. If you couldn't shake that ass like a black guy - you'd be as pathetic as Lance Bass. 4. Britney Spears was your girlfriend (tee hee) But, alas, I digress. One last question, though..... Did you think by making that GAY comment about Hicks that maybe you'd be Outing him, throwing him under the bus....what??? What an arrogant dick. Thanks for letting me vent ;-)
karmasabitch karmasabitch 11 years
Or actually, I should say there are quite a few people that don't appreciate true talent.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 11 years
Hotstuff I agree that there aren't many people that appreciate really good music/singers/talent nowadays. Can you really call Birtney Spears talented? Ermmmmmm.. maybe at publicity stumping or building an image, but as far as her writing skills and voice? No.
Starbrite Starbrite 11 years
I cna't stand either Taylor Hicks or Justin Timberlake.
jerkygirl jerkygirl 11 years
I never liked Justin Timberflake anyway. He so poopy. :(
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 11 years
hotstuff hotstuff 11 years
Justin is the one who can't sing! He sure has a hell of nerve. He's lucky not many people appreciate good music or singers these days. He himself would have never made it one day on AI. I bet JT thanks his lucky stars everynight for technology in the recording studio to make his girlie voice bearable.
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