Showing on Good Morning Britain on Monday (15 February), Hilton, who used to submit eviscerating blogs about the singer, stated, “I remorse so much or most of what I stated about Britney as I am positive Piers [Morgan] would if he had been right here about issues he is stated in the previous.”
He added, “Fortunately, hopefully, many of us become old and wiser.”
Hilton additionally defended veteran journalist Diane Sawyer, whose 2003 interview with Spears has gone viral in the wake of Hulu and FX’s Framing Britney Spears documentary. In the interview, Sawyer cross-examines a 22-year-old Spears for her function in the extremely publicised breakup with then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
(Timberlake’s 2002 “Cry Me A River” music video leaned right into a dishonest narrative, showing guilty Spears for the demise of the relationship.)
“Somebody who was talked about in this documentary briefly, Diane Sawyer – a revered journalist, girl – however many individuals are portray her out to be a villain,” stated Hilton.
He continued, “I feel so much of followers and folk simply wish to blame this particular person and that particular person, nevertheless it’s not so simple as that. There are actual, psychological well being points at play with Britney Spears.”
After Framing Britney Spears was launched on 5 February, social media has exploded with calls for media personalities and Timberlake to apologise to the embattled performer, who has been below a authorized conservatorship since 2008.
Timberlake issued an apology to Spears final Friday (12 February) by way of Instagram, writing, “I’ve seen the messages, tags, feedback, and issues and I wish to reply. I’m deeply sorry for the occasions in my life the place my actions contributed to the downside, the place I spoke out of flip, or didn’t communicate up for what was proper.”
The Impartial has reached out to Piers Morgan for remark.