On Sunday night at the 2016 BET Awards actor Jesse Williams was awarded Humanitarian of the year and he stole the night with a very memorable and powerful speech calling for an end to police killings of blacks, racial inequality and cultural appropriation.
The speech got him trending and had a lot of African Americans bursting with pride. Even non blacks were inspired like Justin Timberlake who decided to chime in with this harmless tweet,
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 27, 2016
And then a tweep asked the music star if he was going to stop appropriating black culture since he was so inspired by the speech.
And then he replied this…
Which is when #BlackTwitter arose and dragged him by his 1999 cornrowed edges…
Watch the powerful speech below
Best speech ?????https://t.co/3mJekMGp5I
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) June 27, 2016
Justin quickly apologized…