Some People are Calling Michael Bublé a Sexist for Posting a Creepy Photo of a Woman’s Butt on Instagram

Ugh, here we go again with another upsetting instance of a man and his male gaze.

Some people are calling out Michael Bublé, the handsome Canadian crooner, as “disgusting” and “sexist” and the like because he posted a pretty creepy photo of some woman’s butt to his Instagram.

Bublé posed in front of her backside with a smirking face that just says “I love butts,” and captioned the photo:

“There was something about this photo lu took ,that seemed worthy of instagram. #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts #onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum.”

The photo now has nearly 39,000 likes. His hashtags, albeit appreciation for her behind, nonetheless do not make it okay to publicly put her butt on blast for millions of people to see. 

Many fans expressed their distaste for the singer’s actions on Twitter, saying he’s body shaming the woman, not to mention objectifying her and posted the photo without her consent:

Others are coming to his defense and saying the whole post is just a joke, and nothing about it is sexist.

Nevertheless, we can probably all agree that snapping a picture of someone’s butt and then sharing it on social media without their consent is a pretty douchebag move.   

Update — Apr. 17, 3:40 p.m. ET:

Michael Bublé issued a response regarding the controversy surrounding his post. He was deeply affected and sorry for any offense he caused, writing:  

A statement from Michael regarding his recent Instagram post.

A photo posted by Michael Bublé (@michaelbuble) on