Michael Bublé criticized for body-shaming woman on Instagram

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Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is getting heat for posting what some are calling a fat-shaming picture to his Instagram account.

Posted three days ago, Bublé took a picture of himself with his arms crossed, standing behind an anonymous woman.

There was something about this photo lu took ,that seemed worthy of instagram,” Bublé wrote under the image. He then used the hashtags #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum.

Image: Instagram screen capture

Image: Instagram screen capture

Followers of Bublé were quick to criticize the musician for making fun of the woman’s visible curves and perpetuating rape culture.

“Women are not objects. You are objectifying a girl without even asking for her consent. You are a terrible person, what the hell is wrong with you?” One commenter wrote.

“I’m so disappointed. Don’t you have a daughter? A wife?”

“That girl’s ass, no matter how much is showing, is not for Michael to stare at and post pictures of. That’s a human’s body, not a circus show.”

But some of Bublé’s fans defended the singer, saying the woman knew she was wearing short shorts and should have expected people would take pictures.

“I am confused as to why so many people are upset over this picture. He is not body shaming her at all. He said #beautifulbum, people need to seriously lighten up.”

“He didn’t need her permission to expose her… She is already exposed! Clearly she knew the shorts were this short.”

This issue of fat-shaming amongst celebrities has made reports recently when Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Iggy Azalea were criticized for their weight and reacted publicly against the too-common attacks. Bublé has yet to make any public comment in regards to his photo.

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