Justin Timberlake Slams Republican National Convention at Comic-Con: The Two Events Are ‘Equally as Freaky’

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Justin Timberlake attends the "Trolls" photo call at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016. Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage

Justin Timberlake isn't afraid to troll the Republican Party a bit! The multitalented megastar joined Trolls costar Anna Kendrick at the DreamWorks Animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 21, where he took a potshot at another convention that happens to be going on this week.

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Timberlake, who voices a troll in the animated film that hits theaters on November 4, joked around with panel moderator Chris Hardwick, who pointed out that Comic-Con was the event that he'd much rather attend, as opposed to the Republican National Convention, where Trump will accept the nomination in Cleveland on Thursday as the party's presidential candidate.

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"They're equally as freaky to watch, though," Timberlake quipped about the two conventions, prompting applause from the crowd. (Numerous RNC moments have made headlines this week, including Melania Trump's speech reminding everyone of a similar one Michelle Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, talk show host Laura Ingraham's gesture reminding some people of a Nazi salute, and Ted Cruz refusing to endorse the real estate mogul.)

Timberlake, 35, pointed out that recording his hit tune "Can't Stop the Feeling!" — which is on the Trolls soundtrack — was a new experience for him, given how positive the lyrics are.

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"I've never written a song like this that actually makes me feel really good," he said.

Kendrick, 30, who also voices a troll and performs songs in the film, pointed out that having Timberlake serve as the soundtrack's producer added a bit of pressure.

"He's the guy pressing the button, like, 'Do it better,'" the Pitch Perfect star joked. "[He was like] 'You know we're recording this, right?'"

Alec Baldwin was a surprise guest at the DreamWorks panel; he attended to promote his upcoming animated film, Boss Baby, which centers on a suit-wearing newborn. It hits theaters in March 2017.

Baldwin, 58, a staunch Democrat, also joked about the RNC, pointing out that his brother Stephen Baldwin is currently participating in the event, while another sibling, Billy Baldwin, has been protesting it.

As for how he differs from his fellow famous family members, the 30 Rock alum quipped, "I like to say to myself, 'I'm here, and they're not.'" 

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