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Justin Timberlake Gave His Thoughts On Jesse Williams' Speech About Race And Black People Went In

Justin Timberlake — cancelled 2016.

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Last night at the 2016 BET Awards, Jesse Williams was awarded the Humanitarian Award, and he delivered a powerful speech.

JESSE IS PREACHING! 🙌#BETAwards16 #BlackLivesMatter

In his speech, Williams dedicated his award to his family and to black women, and he also spoke about how black culture is appropriated and not appreciated. "Whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight, demeaning our creations and stealing them and trying them on like costumes," he said.

He also addressed police brutality and spoke about the injustice of the killings of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland.

He received a standing ovation for his speech, and many people took to Twitter to share their appreciation for it.

Jesse Williams spoke for every black person that has a voice, but not a platform to use and exercise that voice. So beautiful. #BETAwards

Even Justin Timberlake.

jtimberlake / Via Twitter: @jtimberlake

However, he was then dragged by a user for appropriating black culture and for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

jtimberlake / Via Twitter: @jtimberlake

In 2004 Timberlake and Janet Jackson performed during the halftime show, and Timberlake pulled off a piece of her costume, revealing her breast. Timberlake later said the incident was "not intentional and is regrettable”.

Timberlake then apologised and said he was "misunderstood" with respect to his previous tweet. But it seems he dug another hole for himself when he tweeted "we are all one".

jtimberlake / Via Twitter: @jtimberlake

After this series of tweets, the dragging of Justin Timberlake began.

Justin Timberlake has done a 'we're all human" thing and is now cancelled - joyous news

People accused him of devaluing Williams' speech, which was about black people.

Johnny__Wadd / Via Twitter: @Johnny__Wadd

Some people were just really shady. ☕️☕️

GirlWonder3 / Via Twitter: @GirlWonder3

People said they were confused as to how a white man could relate to the struggles described in Williams' speech.

"the more you realize we are the same" - Justin Timberlake. So you get judged by the color of your skin too?

CaballoNegrito / Via Twitter: @CaballoNegrito
XLNB / Via Twitter: @XLNB
YonceHaunted / Via Twitter: @YonceHaunted

And now it seems Justin's honorary black card has been revoked.

WoodOfBeen / Via Twitter: @WoodOfBeen