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Justin Timberlake Called Out By Dylan Farrow Over 'Credibility As An Activist' For Time's Up



Dylan Farrow teaches Justin Timberlake why he cannot have his cake, and eat it too. On Twitter, Farrow criticized Timberlake for working with Woody Allen.

Farrow Calls Out Timberlake's Hypocrisy

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the "Filthy" singer asked an innocent question to his social media followers.

"Can someone please explain the saying, 'You just want your cake and eat it too,'" he tweeted. "What else am I about to do with a cake?"

Unfortunately for Timberlake, his playful tweet became an opportunity for Twitter users, including Farrow, to call him out for posing as an ally of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements while continuously supporting people accused of sexual assault.

"The saying means, for example, you can't support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time," Farrow responded. "You can't retain your credibility as an activist (i.e. - retain the cake) and, at the same time, praise a sexual predator (i.e. - eating the cake)."

Like many male celebrities, the 36-year-old has come out in support of the women who are finally speaking up to expose sexual predators in Hollywood. Timberlake even wore a Time's Up pin to the 2018 Golden Globes earlier this month. In the music video for "Supplies," the second single from his new album, Man of the Woods, he played the role of a man who led a rebellion.

However, the singer-turned-actor also starred in Wonder Wheel, Allen's new movie that also features Kate Winslet. While other actors such as Colin Firth, Marion Cotillard, Greta Gerwig, Rachel Brosnahan, Rebecca Hall, and many others have denounced the renowned director publicly and promised to never work with him again, Timberlake remained silent about the issue. The director was accused by his own adopted daughter, Farrow, of sexual assault when she was 7 years old.

Many, including Farrow, found the singer's actions problematic.

Hollywood's Hypocrisy

This is not the first time that Farrow called out Timberlake and other actors in Hollywood for their continuous support and adoration of Allen. In a statement to Buzzfeed, the 32-year-old promised to hold accountable everyone who helped perpetuate a culture of sexual harassment and silenced its victims.

"I fully support women taking a stand, linking arms with other women (and men), advocating on behalf of one another to effect change not only in the entertainment industry but in the world at large," Allen's accuser said. "That is an admirable and worthwhile objective, I hope these women change the world. That said, the people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which their own words and decisions have helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that's hard for me to reconcile."

Time's Up, an organization that aims to help victims of sexual assault, launched earlier this month and was supported by some of the biggest figures in Hollywood. An open letter published by multiple newspapers was signed by 300 women including actors, directors, screenwriters, and studio executives.

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