Michael Bublé is doing serious damage control after posting an inappropriate Instagram, apologizing to those he offended through a statement on his Facebook page. Click inside to READ his message!
Michael Bublé, 39, disappointed fans when he posted to Instagram on April 13 a photo of himself with an unidentified woman’s butt in the background. People called his caption (and impressive number of hashtags) crude, sexist and mean-spirited. Now, on April 17, Michael took to his Facebook page to apologize and right the wrongs he may have committed with the photo.
Michael Bublé’s Apology For Instagram 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,” Michael wrote in a heartfelt statement. “But I realize that a photo that was meant to be complimentary and lighthearted has turned into a questionable issue.”
It turns out the Canadian crooner was on a family vacation in Miami last week when his wife, Argentinian model Lusiana Lopilato, 27, snapped a controversial picture of a woman wearing teensy-tiny shorts behind Michael. The bottom of the woman’s butt was exposed, and Michael’s gleeful smirk — combined with his caption on his wife’s snap — shows that he clearly didn’t miss it.
“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,” Michael’s statement continued. “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.”
A Necessary Apology For A Misguided Post
Michael’s apology was needed and seems genuine — hopefully he learned the error of his ways. Taking a picture of someone and making fun of them, with the focus being their body, is always inappropriate — even if the intention was supposed to be playful and lighthearted.
The response on Michael’s Facebook page to his apology was overwhelmingly positive, a change from his deluge of Instagram and Twitter critics earlier this week. Hopefully, Michael will think twice before Instagramming photos of strangers or making comments that could be interpreted as hurtful in the future. We’d really just like to focus on his beautiful music!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Michael’s apology is real?
— Samantha Wilson