Justin Timberlake BASHED Over BET Awards Tweet: ‘Stop Appropriating Our Music and Culture’

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Justin Timberlake is in hot water after his BET Awards tweet.

On Sunday night, Justin Timberlake was one of the many people to take to Twitter to praise Jesse Williams for his powerful speech at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards, a Twitter by the name of Ernest Owens asked the singer if he was going to stop appropriating black music and culture and apologize to Janet Jackson, which prompted a national discussion, and backlash against Justin Timberlake’s music career.

Timberlake responded by saying, “Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye,”

People became infuriated with Justin Timberlake’s “We are the same” comment, especially after Timberlake had just praised Williams on his speech, which focused heavily with the issues of Black Lives Matter and the lack of civil rights in America. Many Twitter uses have taken the opportunity to reply to him with younger photos of himself when he was in *NSYNC.

Justin Timberlake would later by tweeting an apology. Timberlake claimed he felt “misunderstood” and said that his reply to one person wasn’t meant to be construed as a general response to the issue. You can check out his tweets below.

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