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Here's Why People Are Upset At Justin Timberlake For Saying He's An "Ally" Of The LGBTQ Community

"Someone lied to him... It must be Lance Bass."

Confession: I've been gay all 28, going on 29 years of my life.

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*Live footage of me coming out of the womb*

Another confession: I've never, not once, ever heard anyone refer to Justin Timberlake as an ally of the LGTBQ community.

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Welp, that changed this week when, during an interview promoting his new film Palmer, Justin was asked why he feels it's important for him to be an ally of the gheighs.

Justin Timberlake smiling at Tribeca Film Festival
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“Thank you for saying that. I very much enjoy being an ally, and it’s a true honor anytime someone addresses me that way," Justin told GLAAD.

Justin at the premiere of Trolls World Tour
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Wait huh??? Since when?

I wasn't the only one left scratching my head. Gay Twitter had a field day with his proclamation, especially considering the "Holy Grail" singer isn't the first person who comes to mind when you think of LGBTQ allies.

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"Justin Timberlake is an ally because he's playing someone in a movie who befriends a boy who plays with dolls?" one user asked.

Justin Timberlake is an ally because he’s playing someone in a movie who befriends a boy who plays with dolls? Wtf?

Twitter: @michael_the_iii

"I need receipts to show what [Justin] actually has done to be an ally for the LGBTQ community," another wrote.

@snydenydn I need receipts to show what he actually has done to be an ally for the LGBTQ community.

Twitter: @davidleedesign

This person had a theory...

Twitter: @EmreAkn

...and I'll admit, I laughed:

Twitter: @EmreAkn

The memes were spot on, because gay people are funny, duh:

Others just wanted justice for Janet Jackson and Britney Spears:

it’s so funny to me how justin timberlake thinks he’s an lgbtq+ ally... after what he did to gay icons janet and britney?? no i I don’t think so

Twitter: @outfromthezone

So, in conclusion Justin, the gays have spoken and this is what they have to say:

Justin, maybe in your next interview you could share how you've been an ally for the LGBTQ community, and that would clear this whole mess up. K, bye.

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