Justin Timberlake is at the centre of an argument around cultural appropriation, following some comments he made about Jesse Williams speech at the BET Awards following his Humanitarian Award win.
Jesse's speech was very much focused on black identity following his participation in the Ferguson protests back in 2014, his Stay Woke documentary, and his endless campaigning for Black Lives Matter.
Using his time on stage to send a message out to the channel's viewers, he said: "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 and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit."
Justin Timberlake saw the speech and RT'd a comment saying Jesse Williams should run for president, but things quickly got a bit awry when a fellow user accused Justin of appropriating black music and culture, and called him out on the time he accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's breast on stage.
After a lot of people @-replied him for his comments about everyone being 'the same' and keeping the conversation about race open, Justin later clarified what he meant by the tweet and issued an apology to anyone offended by his words.
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