Justin Timberlake is being dragged on Twitter for his reaction to Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams' powerful speech at the BET Awards.
Williams and his magnificent eyes accepted the Humanitarian Award and gave an impassioned speech on the entertainment industry's treatment of black people in America. "This invention called whiteness uses and abuses us," Williams said, "Burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil — black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit."
Timberlake tweeted he was "#Inspired."
But some people mocked him, saying that he is part of the very problem Williams was talking about.
@jtimberlake inspired to do what? Continue to emulate black culture through your music while ignoring issues affecting black people?— Chrystal (@chrystallll) June 27, 2016