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Justin Timberlake Gets Dragged Over Controversial Comment During The BET Awards

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JT is in hot water.

Last night, the 2016 BET Awards aired on national television, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry were in the building, while others watched from the comfort of their own homes. One of the biggest highlights of the night came when Jesse Williams accepted the Humanitarian Award, and gave an incredibly moving speech to the packed audience and millions of viewers. Speaking on racial tensions, cultural appropriation, and more significant points regarding social injustice, Jesse left everyone watching in awe, including Justin Timberlake.

Unfortunately for the superstar singer, his Twitter mentions were set ablaze after he responded to the speech on social media. Timberlake made a narrow-minded comment following Williams’ words, and within moments, black Twitter read him to shreds.

Justin Timberlake Eurovision Song Contest 2016 - Final

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Justin may not live this one down.