Canadian singer Michael Buble landed himself in hot water when he posted a snap on Instagram that showed a lady with her back to the camera and wearing tight shorts. Buble was on holiday in Miami Florida with his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato and their 19-month-old son Noah, when he posted the cheeky picture bearing the hashtags #hungryshorts and #beautifulbum.
It is pretty clear that 39-year-ol Michael Buble did not expect the backlash that came his way. According to the Daily Mail, Buble was accused of body shaming and branded “disgusting” by followers who saw the snap, which shows a close-up shot of Michael in the foreground with his arms crossed and behind him a woman stands at the counter sporting a pair of revealing booty shorts.
According to ITV News, fans accused Buble of “humiliating” and “body shaming” the stranger, while others said they had “lost all respect” for the 39-year-old. One woman said “Michael Buble This is disgraceful! You should be ashamed of yourself. Nothing worthy in body shaming! You lost a lot of respect from many.”
@michaelbuble This is disgraceful! You should be ashamed of yourself. Nothing worthy in body shaming! You lost a lot of respect from many— Kelly Bradley (@klynnbelle) April 14, 2015
Another said “Michael Buble Yep. Lets humiliate a stranger. Stay classy, Buble.
The Daily Mirror reports that Buble has refused to apologize for posting the cheeky snap and instead spoke out to defend his actions. Buble has posted a statement saying that it was not his intention to humiliate or upset anyone and that he was upset by the controversy.
“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.”
Buble went on to say that he respected and revered women and that he was upset that some people found the snap offensive.
“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.”
Despite the controversy Michael Buble has continued to share pictures of himself and his families Florida vacation on social media.
What do Inquisitr readers make of this latest furore? Was Michael Buble’s snap a bit of cheeky but harmless fun or should Buble be more respectful and careful about what he posts?
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