The internet has spoken, and in full blast. In the aftermath of an uproar over the posting of a photo, a woman’s booty peeking out of her shorts, by Michael Bublé, the 39 year old crooner apologized.
Stressing that he didn’t mean to be a “chauvinist pig” by posting the photo that his wife Luisana Lopilato took, the “Haven’t Met You Yet” said that “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.” He further explains, “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.”
Lastly, in his apology, he swears to his fans that it was never his intention to cause trouble by doing something nearly everyone does: uploading a photo. “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.”
The photo that caused an uproar was taken from an unsuspecting woman in Miami whose shorts was too small for her size. “There was something about this photo lu ,took that seemed worthy of instagram. #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum,” he labeled the picture.
Though his intention was just to be funny, it didn’t click well with most twitter users who labeled the photo to be an act of shaming a person for her body type. The crooner, who is one of the women’s favorite singers, hasn’t been too gentle to women wither. He gave intimate details about his rocky past relationships which includes his longtime girlfriend Emily Blunt. “I was a jerk and I was careless and reckless with the hearts of women I was with,” Bubble a married man and a father of one kid, said. “And I got my karma. I earned it. I got my butt and heart kicked and it hurt me enough that I looked in the mirror and I didn’t want it to happen again.”
He ended the statement by saying “I think everyone looks back at some of the things we did and it’s so cringy how I acted. I learned about myself, I got closer to being spiritual and learned to be in the moment and realize how short life is. It changed everything.”