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:
. @michaelbuble hiiiii this is shamey and not very nice
— Lauren Simmons (@laurendorphin) April 14, 2015
— LadySnarksalot (@LadySnarksalot) April 14, 2015
@michaelbuble You made sure to get her permission first before posting, right? And that she’s not a minor? Way to keep it classy.
— Tara Smith (@JunctionMess) April 14, 2015
— 1tiredmama (@1tiredmama3) April 15, 2015
Others are coming to his defense and saying the whole post is just a joke, and nothing about it is sexist.
Guys Michael buble was not body shaming. If you wear shorts with your ass hanging out you deserve to be talked about. That’s trashy.
— colleen. (@cbaileyy) April 15, 2015
The fact Michael Buble is getting in shit for showing a girl was wearing shorts that clearly didn’t fit her is reallllyyyyyyy interesting. — Sutherland (@OVOSutherland) April 15, 2015
— Just (@just_us6973) April 17, 2015
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 photo posted by Michael Bublé (@michaelbuble) on