Internet Fashion Critics Roast Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Look
"Justin Timberlake looks like someone asked a deer to draw a businessman."
What a week to be Justin Timberlake.
On Friday, the singer released his first new album in five years, and while some called Man of the Woods "genre-defiant" and "avant garde," a majority of reviews panned JT's new sound, (in the words of Pitchfork's Jamieson Cox, "At 66 minutes, Man of the Woods is a mile long and an inch deep"). Others simply panned his new "mountain man" image.
So all eyes were on Timberlake as he returned to the scene of the crime — the Super Bowl halftime show stage, where 14 years ago he exposed Janet Jackson's breast on national TV.
Again, reviews of his performance were mixed, with some criticizing the 37-year-old for failing to acknowledge the Jackson scandal, while others blasted his Prince tribute, claiming that Prince was a noted Timberlake hater.
But performance and "Super Bowl selfie" kid aside, Timberlake was also the target of plenty of amateur fashion critics. His mountain man-meets-gentleman ensemble, custom-made for the singer by Stella McCartney and paired with #sponsored Jump Mans, received equally mixed reviews from adoring fans.
See the best reactions below:
who wore it better: justin timberlake or mac os sierra? pic.twitter.com/F0J6heUkAr— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake looks like someone asked a deer to draw a businessman— Malcolm Harris (@BigMeanInternet) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake is dressed like he’s the best man in a deer’s wedding. pic.twitter.com/0lClXqt8Bo— Jelisa Castrodale (@gordonshumway) February 5, 2018
I like to think Justin Timberlake was like, “I’m going to the Midwest. Better wear a camo suit, elk shirt and a bandana so I fit in. That’s what they wear, right?” And no one told him no.— Megan Raposa (@mlraposa) February 5, 2018
Camo suit. What, does Justin Timberlake think this is Grand Rapids, MN, prom? #HalftimeShow— Aaron Brown (@minnesotabrown) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake is really out here in a camo suit... all the high school redneck boys of South Dakota are shook— ellie (@yeIIie) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake is performing Suit & Tie while dressed like he’s going to a banquet at Cabela’s. #SuperBowl— Jay Scott Smith (@JayScottSmith) February 5, 2018
Yall really let Justin Timberlake do this to us in a Smokey Branch suit?— Perry Crispy (@camthecomfort) February 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake got on a Duck Dynasty suit?— CHARITY (@charitydaartist) February 5, 2018
"Truly a haunting image, Justin Timberlake's severed head, floating in mid-air."— Rob Wesley (@eastwes) February 5, 2018
"He was wearing a camouflage suit, Al."
"Oh, thank god!" pic.twitter.com/t1u94M1SEW
I prefer Tom Ford, 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake over camo suit, Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake.— chi cymone. (@CisforCymone) February 5, 2018
RT if you agree.
This is somehow now only the 2nd worst suit Justin Timberlake has ever worn. pic.twitter.com/42D23HZJk9— (@crlshtchr) February 5, 2018
CAMOUFLAGE SUIT: For when you don’t want the deer to see you. But also you need to be dapper. And also you’re Justin Timberlake. #SuperBowl— Ali Spagnola (@alispagnola) February 5, 2018
How they designed Justin Timberlake's shirt for the halftime show. pic.twitter.com/KprDGwFhAb— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 5, 2018