10 Best Responses To Justin Timberlake Trying To Be Black Again
The 2016 BET Awards were amazing, and Jesse Williams acceptance speech was the highlight. Then Justin Timberlake went and tried to inject himself into the conversation. A twitter dragging quickly ensued.
If there is one thing any white person with even the smallest connection to the black community should know by now, it’s that Black Twitter is not to be trifled with. And if Justin Timberlake didn’t know it before, he’s surely learned that lesson now. His initial reaction was innocent enough.
But then Twitter user @MrErnestOwens started in on him.
And he didn’t take it well, tweeting back “Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation.”
Yes. Justin Timberlake brought #AllLivesMatter to a #BlackLivesMatter convention. And that was all it took for Black Twitter to lay the hammer down. Here is a countdown of the best 10 responses:
— ImaniIzzi (@TheDivaShiva) June 27, 2016
— Kylo's Dad (@DatCoolKidDom) June 27, 2016
— Roni Banks (@RoniBanks23) June 27, 2016
— sockruhtese (@sockruhtese) June 27, 2016
— #DropGilCampaign20?? (@back2skoolagain) June 27, 2016
#JustinTimberlake by saying we are all the same dismissed Jesse Williams speech entirely and proved his point at the same time well done 👏🏾
— Sistah_soul3🇯🇲🇧🇧 (@Sistahsoul3) June 27, 2016
"We are the same…" Justin Timberlake pic.twitter.com/NKQeOIFRK3
— Ra'sclat Al Ghul (@Felonious_munk) June 27, 2016
@jtimberlake Your whole career has been biting off of black music. You wouldn't even be as popular as you are if you were black..
— shelly from da block (@OhItsShell_) June 27, 2016
— resistanceZaddy (@CaballoNegrito) June 27, 2016
Photo credit: By Belu EG (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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