Is Michael Buble a body shamer? Or just a fashion critic? Depends on whom you talk to about that. While vacationing in Miami, the Feeling Good singer posted a snap to his Instagram on Monday. He is pictured smiling, arms folded, while behind him is a woman wearing really short black shorts at at a store in Miami. The caption: “There was something about this photo lu took that seemed worthy of instagram.” (Lu is his wife, Argentine model/actress Luisana Lopilato).
The 39-year-old didn't stop there, including the hashtags: #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum.
While the post got almost 40K likes as of Friday, others weren’t too happy. Some asked the Canadian crooner to delete it. Others called Buble a body shamer, telling him women have the right to wear what they want, even if it fits them or not. (For the record, we locals have seen way more revealing attire than this young lady's cheeky hot pants around town.)
In a statement on Facebook, Buble apologized.
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“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.”
The couple arrived in the Magic City Saturday with their young son Noah. Soon afterward, Buble complained on social media about our weather “First day of our Miami vacation and I’m trying to look cool even though it’s hot as sh-t.” The hashtag #badidea pertained to the decision to wear a black T-shirt.
Just a thought: Maybe the Bubles need to consider a cooder climate for the next vacay?