John Mayer realized his male privilege after seeing how Britney Spears was treated in the new documentary about her life.
The ‘Free Fallin’ hitmaker rose to fame at a similar time as the ‘Toxic’ singer, and he admits he realized how lucky he was when he saw her being treated.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, he said, “To go through this and get to the other side, OK means having infinite mercy for those struggling with it. I got okay … I have a very strong feeling for it Part of it is that I’m a man, and I have a very strong feeling that a lot of these things that happen to female performers are endemic to being female.
“I watched the documentary with such grace for Spears, who through the inhuman experiment of fame became much more vicious than me. If you are a man, you are an outlaw. If you are a woman, you are nice And as me through this Seeing that lens, my heart ached all the time. “And John admitted that one day he would like to settle down.
He shared, “There’s one more thing and that’s a wife and kids. I’ve got to a point in my life where I’m not completely tired of this stuff, but my hands are a bit on my knees and I’ll say, “OK, I’ve definitely explored life, what I can do for myself.” I don’t feel too late because I never want a wife while I was researching what’s out there to make it can explore. “