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"I shouldn't have responded anyway": Justin Timberlake apologizes for BET Awards tweet

JT's "sweet soul" had no clue how long his night would be when he wrote he was #Inspired by Jesse Williams' speech

Brendan Gauthier
June 27, 2016 9:40PM (UTC)

"Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams' delivered a powerful acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards Sunday night after he received the Humanitarian Award.

"We know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people every day," Williams said. "So what's going to happen is we're going to have equal rights and justice in our country, or we will restructure their function, and ours."


Justin Timberlake was so #Inspired by Williams' speech that he tweeted the following:

This person voiced his exception to JT's flimsy sentiment, calling the 35-year-old Grammy-winner a cultural appropriator:

To which JT said:

Then backtracked:

Then apologized:


Watch Williams' full speech here.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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