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Justin Timberlake appears on the cover of Details magazine’s May issue, and gives readers a detailed description of how he grooms himself to look so pretty. He also comments on guys who use hair gel, and singles out Jersey Shore's Pauly D. But is his comment on the DJ's hairstyle a compliment or a thinly veiled insult?

Aside from loving Givenchy Play Sport fragrance and Kiehl’s Facial Fuel, Justin mentions that his pet peeve is “too much hair gel.” He continues, “I don’t mean Pauly D — because that's basically performance art. But when you use enough hair gel that your hair becomes a sculpture — and you wanted it to look that way? It's just weird."

It sounds like Justin is excluding Pauly from his subsequent teardown of hair gel turning guys’ ‘dos into “sculpture.” So at best, it’s a backhanded compliment. When the comment was brought up at last week’s MTV Upfronts, Pauly was thrilled that Justin even mentioned him at all.

Read Justin’s full grooming Q&A here, and tell us how you read his reaction to hair gel in the comments!

The Pauly D Project airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: Details

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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