OK, honestly, I applaud Mandy Moore for her ability to continue living after this incident because if it happened to me, I would be RUINED.
Let's take a quick trip back to the late-'90s/early-2000s.
George Bush was president, "House" was just starting to become big and boy bands were the most important cultural part of society.
Sure, there were wars and stuff going on, but none of that mattered because Justin Timberlake had frosted tips and 98 Degrees were annual Grammy hopefuls.
It was also a pivotal moment for Mandy Moore's career as the young singer was given the chance to open up for *NSYNC on one of their tours.
It wasn't all great, though, as Mandy recalled one traumatic run-in she had with *NSYNC frontman Justin Timberlake that would have turned most people into a giant pool of emotions.
She recounted the run-in on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," saying,
I remember distinctly one time walking backstage, and I didn't really see much of the guys because I was just the measly opening act — nobody cared about me. But Justin Timberlake was there, and he was talking — somehow there was a conversation about feet or foot size; they were comparing shoe size... all the background dancers — all the *NSYNC background dancers and my background dancers. And I stroll up at 15, like freaking out that Justin Timberlake is there, and he's like, 'You have big feet for a girl.' And I — I'm sure he doesn't remember this at all—but I was so impressionable and I thought like the world of him. He was on a pedestal. And I mean, 16 years later, it stuck with me so. It really scarred me emotionally.
BOOOOM! That's some high-level emotional terrorism right there. Justin is like an evil word ninja with that feet comment.
Mandy Moore is a lot stronger than I ever realized. God bless her and her ability to carry on after facing such mental abuse.