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Gayle King rushed to defend pop star Justin Timberlake after his DWI arrest in the Hamptons earlier this week.

Timberlake, 43, was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Sag Harbor on Monday. He was arraigned Tuesday morning and released on bond.

Despite his history of alcoholism, King defended the pop singer, saying he’s a “great guy” who made a “mistake.”

“Justin Timberlake is a really, really great guy,” she said on “CBS Mornings.”

“Listen, this is clearly a mistake,” she added. “I bet nobody knows it more than he. He’s not an irresponsible person, he’s not reckless, he’s not careless. Clearly, this is not a good thing. He knows that.”

King, 69, added, “Driving drunk there’s never any excuse for that ever.”

As expected, social media dragged King for defending her privileged pal.