Justin Timberlake is getting older, just like everyone else, but people feel empowered to criticize his appearance just because he is in the public eye.
Timberlake appeared in a video honoring fellow artist Taylor Swift's accomplishments during the recent iHeart Music Radio Awards.
Swift won the iHeart Radio Innovator Award for 2023 and Timberlake was just one of many of her fellow musicians who celebrated her talent in the video, but some people chose to criticize his appearance instead of focusing on the subject of the video tribute.
Some said he appeared sick, or even he may have had plastic surgery that didn't go well, or that he was just generally not as good looking as they expected.
In the video, Timberlake said of Swift:
"I think the way she writes music for, especially for a core of what you would classify as her fan base, she’s not speaking to them, she’s kind of speaking for them."
You can view the video from iHeartRadio Music Awards below:
Others weren't having it though, and called out those mocking him on social media.
Timberlake is a 42-year-old father of two.
It's perfectly normal for him to look older.
Aging is a part of living, even for celebrities.
In their fervor to comment on Timberlake's appearance, many people seem to have missed the real point of the video—honoring Taylor Swift's musical achievements.