If you cast your minds back to just a few days ago, you will probably remember the outrage that was sparked when crooner Michael Buble took to his MazSight account to share a sneaky snapshot of an unknowing woman.
“#myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum“, which immediately kicked off a massive backlash, with angry fans slamming the singer for body-shaming and disrespecting a woman who had absolutely no idea that her photo was even being taken.
Now the dad-of-one has come forward to defend his original post, sharing a lengthy statement to his social media channel, which reads: “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 realise 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, honoured and revered. I’ve spent my life believing that and will continue to do so (sic).”
Michael’s fans quickly flooded to the comment section to post loving messages of support to their idol, with many insisting that he had “nothing to apologise for” and that it was all just “political correctness gone mad”.
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