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Justin Timberlake Praises Jesse Williams' BET Speech, Apologizes After Backlash

Justin Timberlake Praises Jesse Williams' BET Speech, Apologizes After Backlash

Justin Timberlake has apologized after he faced backlash for tweeting praise for Jesse Williams‘ inspiring speech at the 2016 BET Awards.

The Grey’s Anatomy actor received the Humanitarian Award for his work with the Black Lives Matter and he spoke about the movement in his speech.

“@iJesseWilliams tho… #Inspired #BET2016,” Justin initially tweeted.

A fan replied saying, “So does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too.”

“Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye,” Justin said in response. He later apologized for this statement.

Click inside to read all of the tweets that Justin Timberlake wrote…

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