Michael Buble rarely makes headlines, until now. The Inquisitr previously reported that the singer fat-shamed an unidentified woman on Instagram. Michael shared a photo of a woman he saw while on vacation with his wife, Luisana Lopilato, according to the news source. The singer had to comment on the woman’s backside, which has fans accusing him of sexual harassment.
Buble shared the above-mentioned photo of the woman on his Instagram account, which included the caption, “There was something about this photo lu took, that seemed worthy of instagram. #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum.”
The photo, coupled with the caption, landed Buble in a lot of hot water with his fans. Some of his fans called him out for posting the woman’s photo without her consent. Some of Buble’s fans even reported the photo as “harassment” on Instagram, according to celebrity gossip site Oh No They Didn’t.
Here are the screenshots of the comments Buble’s Instagram photo. As you can see, some of his fans argued back and forth on whether or not he was really sexually harassing the woman. Some of Buble’s male fans believed that the woman “asked for it” because of her sexy attire. Meanwhile, female fans of the singer argued that the woman had no right to be sexually harassed.
Some of Michael Buble’s fans even took to Twitter to exclaim their rage.
“@MichaelBuble You’re digusting!”
“Yep. Let’s humiliate a stranger. Stay classy, Buble.”
“Oh look, *another* reason to not like Michael Buble. Super classy.”
“Really disappointed in @michaelbuble it’s f***ing disgusting to be completely honest.”
“That awkward moment when @michaelbuble changes Instagram from a photo sharing application to a pulpit of bullying misogyny.”
Some fans are even accusing Buble of sexism, misogyny, and bullying.
“Just because someone has their hot booty hanging out does not give you any right to take pictures of it and make fun of her damn @michaelbuble.”
“You think it’s fine to post this specifically to reference a woman’s a** without her knowing anything of it?!”
On Refinery 29, Elizabeth Kiefer explains why it’s problematic for Michael to post a photo of someone without her consent, even if you’re famous and your point is to compliment someone’s body. The writer even called Michael’s Instagram photo downright creepy.
“Snapping a clandestine photo of a woman you don’t know in a public place and sharing it with the million people tuned into your Instagram account — even if you are being complimentary — is messed up. It boils a person down to their most diminished and least important form: what they look like. It’s sexist and creepy. And, women of the world, including the ones with ample bottoms in bike shorts, deserve better than that.”
Even though some are saying that Michael Buble was just trying to be funny, it surely angered his fans. Now the media is claiming that he body shamed the woman when in all actuality, he sexually harassed her. The crooner has not yet removed the controversial photo from his account. Instead, he’s been sharing other photos from his trip. Michael is probably too busy having fun to know what’s happening on the internet.
Update: Michael Buble has issued an apology about the photo, according to Starcasm.
“I realize that a photo that was meant to be complimentary and lighthearted has turned into a questionable issue. It hurts me deeply that anyone would think that I would disrespect women or be insulting to any human being… 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.”
[Image: Michael Buble/Instagram, Cameron Spencer/Getty Images]