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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

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”.


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 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?