Michael Buble is like the Tom Hanks of the music industry. He appeals to pretty much everyone, he’s a big star, he’s a nice down to earth married guy and it seems he can do no wrong. Until now. Recently on his Instagram account which is followed by 1 million people, Buble shared a photo of his vacation from Miami inside the hotel he’s staying at. Doesn’t sound too bad, but the photo in question uses a woman’s butt (a woman he didn’t know) as a punchline pointing out her butt which is also hanging out of her short shorts. Apparently Buble thought it was kinda funny but his fans beg to differ.
Check out the photo below:
Now. If you weren’t aware, most of his fans are female. And females do not, I repeat do not, like any man to treat another woman as some spectacle or joke mocking their physical appearance. Especially regarding their weight and especially without their consent. This ladies and gentleman is known as “Body Shaming” nowadays. The kicker part of the image is that it’s clearly not taken by Buble, when in fact his wife took the image, as the caption states; “There was something about this photo lu took that seemed worthy of Instagram.”
Maybe his wife should’ve posted the image to her own account, because fans started spewing venom almost immediately after the image went viral.
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Even though most people are labeling the photo as Body Shaming, isn’t the fact that this woman’s butt drooping out of her drawers more of a spectacle unto itself? He’s not pointing out her flaws as much as the outfit in this case. Of course after the backlash the photo had receieved, Buble posted this apology today:
“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.”
Luckily Buble has a few fans fighting on his side, saying that it’s the own girl’s fault for not wearing a more appropriate outfit in public (some even saying they’d be flattered if they were the woman in Buble’s picture), but it remains to be seen how far this anger will carry on. In the meantime, we know his wife who took the photo has his back.
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