JOHN Mayer admitted to “almost crying five times” while watching the “mistreatment” of Britney Spears in her new documentary.
Though he was sincere, the Your Body Is A Wonderland crooner was slammed by some fans who brought up the series of “toxic” comments he previously made about his famous female exes.
The 43-year-old singer went on his pal, Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show Tuesday morning where the pair talked about their Framing Britney Spears thoughts.
John confessed: ”I almost cried five times during that. To see the sadness in this human being, I almost, I mean the end, I mean, I was on the edge of tears five times. Because if you understand what this business, slash industry, slash lifestyle does to a person…
“To go through this and come out the other side OK, is to have infinite grace for those who struggle with it.”
He continued: ”I came out OK… I have a very strong feeling that part of that is because I’m a man.
“And I have a very strong feeling that a lot of these things that happen to female performers is endemic to being female.
“Why do so many men emerge going, ‘Learned my lesson. Yes I got dinked in the head, but I’m back baby?’
“So I watched it with such grace for someone who got much more maligned by the inhuman experiment of fame than I did. “
The Grammy winner reflected on questions about his own career he asked himself following the viewing.
“I go, ‘Why did I get through that? Why did I find my way through that obstacle course? What was afforded to me stylistically’?
“The stylistic difference of being an outlaw. If you’re a man, you’re an outlaw. If you’re a woman, you’re kind of crazy.
“And when I watched that through that lens, my heart just ached the whole time,” he added.
However, fans were quick to slam John for his own “toxic” treatment of women in Hollywood… particularly his long list of exes.
“If the Britney doc pissed you off at how America treated her, I highly recommend Jessica Simpson’s memoir. Warning: you will end up hating John Mayer,” one person said.
Another tweeted: “He admitted to writing a hit song about Jennifer Love Hewitt’s body, said foul things about Jessica Simpson, Taylor, kisses and tells & fcked half of Hollywood? IF, this is true it’s only bc it touched a nerve of regret & remorse. He probably tried to hook up w/ Britney, too.”
“Along the same lines as the Britney doc, I just listened to Jessica Simpson’s autobiography ‘Open Book’ and she basically got treated like shit by everyone, forced into a borderline eating disorder by record execs, and then emotionally abused by JOHN MAYER who is a toxic POS,” a third wrote.
After their breakup, he said of the business owner: “That girl, for me, is a drug. And drugs aren’t good for you if you do lots of them.
“Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me… Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm…”
In Jessica’s memoir that was released last year, she detailed their tumultuous relationship which fans claim paints him in a negative way.
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When John was in his 30’s, he began dating a then-19-year-old Taylor Swift which was allegedly chronicled in her breakup ballad, Dear John.
The pop star said she was “too young to be messed with” by his “dark little games” in the haunting lyrics.