You know, sometimes there are certain people, celebrities, you just feel you’re supposed to loathe. You’re supposed to find them lame and awful and have a general sense of hipster superiority (not that we Pajibans know anything about that).
And that summed up my attitude towards Justin Timberlake for a long time. An arbitrary brush-off and eyeroll with a smattering of “but, seriously, ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ is a fucking amazing song.” And I honestly don’t know why. Maybe it was his I’m-trying-to-be-so-cool-and-make-people-forget-I-was-in-a-boy-band shwagger, maybe it was my own “Britney, I got you, gurl” attitude, I don’t know. But I know circa SNL appearance number two, I was starting to turn.
Then things turned again with his apparent want to be honored for The Social Network, a performance that was completely directed, not acted, and a subsequent push for awards and accolades. Then I listened to “Motherlover” again and got over it.
Now with the nearing of Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits, movies I genuinely want to see, and yet another awesome SNL appearance, I am finally ready to admit it. I like JT. I love him. I want to be friends with him and wear his hats sometimes. There. I said it. I said it and I wouldn’t take it back.
Now you. Who have you come around on? Like the proverbial rom-com lead, who did you hate only to discover you truly loved them all along, preferably through a series of wacky misadventures? You think about it. While you do that, here’s some JT and The Kunis adorability.