Outrage Watch: Michael Buble is suddenly controversial

04.17.15 2 years ago

Welcome to a new bite-size version of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week.

On Monday, Michael Buble, a singer of standards whom your grandmother loves, posted the following photo to Instagram:

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By Wednesday, outrage over the photo had hit the news cycle. Social media users took particular umbrage with his use of “sexist” “body-shaming” hashtags, including “#hungryshorts” and “#babygotback.”

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By Friday, outrage over the photo had reached such a fever pitch that Michael was forced to apologize let you all know that his feelings were hurt:

 

A statement from Michael regarding his recent Instagram post.

A photo posted by Michael Bublé (@michaelbuble) on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:19pm PDT

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Which is one way of handling it.

[E! Online]

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