Justin Timberlake Gets Dragged On Twitter & Apologizes After Tweeting About Jesse Williams’ Humanitarian Speech

Justin Timberlake Gets Dragged On Twitter & Apologizes

Justin Timberlake has issued an apology after his tweet about Jesse Williams‘ powerful Humanitarian Award acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards resulted in him getting dragged on Twitter.

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…

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:

 

 

Justin responded:

 

https://twitter.com/jtimberlake/status/747276674073395200

 

That’s when the floodgates opened and Justin wasn’t ready….

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