Hours after Michael Bublé caused controversy for posting a photo of a random woman's butt in short shorts, the singer has taken to Instagram to apologize. Read his full statement below:
Originally posted Friday, April 17 at 11:17 a.m.
Michael Bublé and controversy aren't two things usually associated with one another, but the singer is now facing serious backlash over a recent Instagram pic.
In the image, the 39-year-old is seen posing in front of an unidentified woman wearing short shorts (which make her butt cheeks partially visible). The caption reads, "There was something about this photo lu took, that seemed worthy of instagram. #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum."
"Lu" refers to wife Luisana Lopilato, who reportedly took the shot while the pair were vacationing in Miami. Almost immediately, fans lashed out at the 'Feeling Good' hitmaker for allegedly body-shaming the individual.
"Did you ask her permission to post that? Would you say what you hashtagged to her face?" one commenter wrote while another said, "that's something I would never imagine him doing!"
Michael with his wife, Luisana.
Plenty of people have since come to Michael's defense, with one individual writing, "So he's admiring a nicely shaped butt. Big deal," while another said, "He's admiring her body!!!!…She's got a nice a– and her identity is confidential!"
Given the public's pretty split on the issue, we want to hear what you think of the photo in the comments section below!