Justin Timberlake apologises for Twitter response

2016-06-28 09:37
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New York — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams' moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologised for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture.

Timberlake tweeted on Sunday that he was inspired after Williams spoke passionately about racism and social injustice.

He tweeted:

A responder tweeted to Timberlake: "Does this mean you're going to stop appropriating our music and culture?"

Timberlake responded: "The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation."

See the tweet and response here:

The pop singer then said he felt "misunderstood" after some said his response was insensitive. 

This is what some people had to say:

He then tweeted:

Williams received the humanitarian award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

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