Justin Timberlake Is Getting A Ton Of Backlash For This Tweet After Jesse William’s BET Awards Speech

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ICYMI, Jesse Williams gave a moving speech at the BET Awards last night. However, people are not happy that Justin Timberlake says he felt “#inspired” by it…when it’s practically about people like him.

The speech,

So JT tweeted this…

…and the internet collectively flipped out, calling out Justin for cultural appropriation.

In particular, people were pissed about a tweet where JT directly responded to a tweet telling him to apologize to Janet Jackson, referencing the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show where Justin “accidentally” exposed her breast.

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

Long story short, people definitely don’t feel like they’re the same as a mega-millionaire pop star.

In a series of follow-up tweets, JT tried to make things right.

Maybe step away from the Twitterverse for a second, Justin. We’ll all forget about this soon enough.

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