People are quoting John Mayer's exes in response to him 'crying' over Britney Spears documentary

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People are calling out John Mayer for his alleged treatment of past girlfriends after he claimed he cried during the Britney Spears documentary.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, the Free Fallin' singer said that he almost "cried five times" while watching the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears.

"To go through this and come out the other side okay is to have infinite grace for those who struggle with it," he told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM. "I came out okay ... 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."

Mayer also said Spears "got much more maligned by the inhuman experiment of fame than I did."

However, many people are unconvinced by the sentiments he expressed and have since taken to TikTok and Twitter to share their views.

Many of them began sharing stories and passages from autobiographies and song lyrics about Mayer, written by past girlfriends – and they don't exactly show him in a good light.

One TikTok user read passages from Jessica Simpson's 2020 memoir, Open Book, in which she alleged that Mayer, who she started dating in 2006, had ended things with her dozens of times, and always via email.

She also claimed he always tried to "win" their conversations and often made her feel not good enough.

"He would tell me that my true self is so much greater than the person I was settling on being," Simpson wrote. "Like there was some great woman inside me waiting to come out, and I had to hurry up and find her because he wanted to love that woman, not me.

"I constantly worried that I wasn't smart enough for him," she continued. "I was so afraid of disappointing him that I couldn't even text him without having someone check my grammar and spelling.

"My anxiety would spike and I would pour another drink. It was the start of me relying on alcohol to mask my nerves."

Simpson and Mayer ended things for the last time in 2010 when he called her "sexual napalm" in an interview with Playboy, which she said "floored and embarrassed" her.

In the same interview, he used the N-word, for which he later apologized, according to the Guardian.

It is also believed Taylor Swift, who dated Mayer when she was 19 and he was 32, wrote her song Dear John about his alleged poor treatment of her.

These are some of the lyrics of Dear John:

"You paint me a blue sky / Then go back and turn it to rain / And I lived in your chess game / But you changed the rules every day.

"Dear John, I see it all now, it was wrong / Don't you think 19's too young / To be played by your dark, twisted games / When I loved you so?"

People are quoting John Mayer's exes in response to him 'crying' over Britney Spears documentary

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People are calling out John Mayer for his alleged treatment of past girlfriends after he claimed he cried during the Britney Spears documentary.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, the Free Fallin' singer said that he almost "cried five times" while watching the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears.

"To go through this and come out the other side okay is to have infinite grace for those who struggle with it," he told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM. "I came out okay ... 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."

Mayer also said Spears "got much more maligned by the inhuman experiment of fame than I did."

However, many people are unconvinced by the sentiments he expressed and have since taken to TikTok and Twitter to share their views.

Many of them began sharing stories and passages from autobiographies and song lyrics about Mayer, written by past girlfriends – and they don't exactly show him in a good light.

One TikTok user read passages from Jessica Simpson's 2020 memoir, Open Book, in which she alleged that Mayer, who she started dating in 2006, had ended things with her dozens of times, and always via email.

She also claimed he always tried to "win" their conversations and often made her feel not good enough.

"He would tell me that my true self is so much greater than the person I was settling on being," Simpson wrote. "Like there was some great woman inside me waiting to come out, and I had to hurry up and find her because he wanted to love that woman, not me.

"I constantly worried that I wasn't smart enough for him," she continued. "I was so afraid of disappointing him that I couldn't even text him without having someone check my grammar and spelling.

"My anxiety would spike and I would pour another drink. It was the start of me relying on alcohol to mask my nerves."

Simpson and Mayer ended things for the last time in 2010 when he called her "sexual napalm" in an interview with Playboy, which she said "floored and embarrassed" her.

In the same interview, he used the N-word, for which he later apologized, according to the Guardian.

It is also believed Taylor Swift, who dated Mayer when she was 19 and he was 32, wrote her song Dear John about his alleged poor treatment of her.

These are some of the lyrics of Dear John:

"You paint me a blue sky / Then go back and turn it to rain / And I lived in your chess game / But you changed the rules every day.

"Dear John, I see it all now, it was wrong / Don't you think 19's too young / To be played by your dark, twisted games / When I loved you so?"