Caught in a Twitterstorm
The road to hell is paved with ... complimentary tweets? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that, but it started that way for Justin Timberlake. After a powerful speech Sunday by “Grey’s Anatomy” actor
Jesse Williams at the BET Awards, Timberlake tweeted, “@iJesseWilliams tho...#Inspired #BET2016.” As People magazine reported, several people tweeted that Timberlake missed the key points by Williams, who was honored for raising awareness about Black Lives Matter. “So does this mean you're going to stop appropriating our music and culture?” one person tweeted. After tweets escalated between Timberlake and some of his critics, the singer apologized “to anyone that felt I was out of turn.”
Jesse Williams drew praise for his speech at the BET Awards.