Singer Michael Buble has landed in some hot water this week over comments he made on social media. He took a “creepshot” of a woman and made comments about her body. Then he shared that photo with his followers.
— Michael Bublé (@michaelbuble) April 13, 2015
Michael shared the photo with a caption that objectified the woman and offered unsolicited comments on her appearance: “There was something about this photo lu took ,that seemed worthy of instagram. #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum”. Here’s the photo that’s still live.
Fans called him out for the comment. “You’re disgusting,” tweeted one fan. “Yep. let’s humiliate a stranger. Stay Classy, Buble.” tweeted another. “I reported it for harassment in IG.” added another person. Initially, Michael didn’t comment.
Three days later, he has finally issued a statement.
However, it’s a “sorry, not sorry”/”sorry you were offended”/”sorry you’re not smart enough to get my captions” apology. He blames the people on Instagram for taking “#beautifulbum” and “#babygotback” as objectifying.
Anybody who knows me would never misinterpret the message of the photo my wife took in Miami that seems to have caused unexpected rage by some people. I do not court controversy. But I realize that a photo that was meant to be complimentary and lighthearted has turned into a questionable issue.
For the record, It hurts me deeply that anyone would think that I would disrespect women or be insulting to any human being..
I was not brought up that way and it is not in my character. I regret that there are people out there who found the photo offensive. That was not and is not my intention. Women are to be celebrated, loved, respected, honored and revered. I’ve spent my life believing that and will continue to do so. Michael Bublé
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