Justin Timberlake Gets Dragged On Twitter & Apologizes
The “Can’t Stop The Feeling” singer was inspired by Jesse’s speech so he hopped on Twitter to share his thoughts with his 55 million fans…
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 27, 2016
The thing is during Jesse’s speech he addressed the appropriation of black culture:
We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo. And we’re done watching, and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us. Burying black people out of sight and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil — black gold. Ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them. Gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.
If there was a list of appropriation offenders, many feel Justin Timberlake would be in the Top 5.
One Twitter user didn’t hesitate to call JT out by tweeting:
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) June 27, 2016
That’s when the floodgates opened and Justin wasn’t ready….