Justin Timberlake Apologises For His Reaction To Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech

27 June 2016, 11:39 | Updated: 27 June 2016, 15:14

Justin Timberlake

Some Twitter users were offended by his remark.

Justin Timberlake was caught up in a whirlwind of controversy after he reacted to Jesse Williams’ powerful BET Awards acceptance speech.

It all began when the ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ singer showed his appreciation for Williams’ incredible speech, which addressed police brutality, cultural appropriation, systematic oppression and more. 

However his tweet sparked angry reactions from a number of Twitter users, who felt JT was the wrong person to comment – as he has benefitted from black culture yet been very quiet regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Timberlake later responded to one of the Twitter users and then issued an apology for those people who were offended.