Michael Buble is the latest celebrity to come under fire from Instagram fans for body shaming after sharing an image of a stranger wearing short shorts with the hashtags # ‘#myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum
‘There was something about this photo lu took ,that seemed worthy of instagram,’ Buble wrote.
However, Buble faced an unexpected backlash over his ill-informed joke, being branded ‘sexist’ and accused of ‘body-shaming’ – a term that is being used increasingly across social media.
Only last week model Cat McNeil was turned on by fans for sharing a seemingly derogatory image of a stranger. You can read the full story here.
Buble’ has responded on his Facebook page and other social media channels saying:
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.