Outrage Watch: Michael Buble is suddenly controversial
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:
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."
@michaelbuble Did you ask her permission to post that? Would you say what you hashtagged to her face?— Samantha (@samanthadjb) April 14, 2015
@michaelbuble This is disgraceful! You should be ashamed of yourself. Nothing worthy in body shaming! You lost a lot of respect from many— Kelly Bradley (@klynnbelle) April 14, 2015
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:
Which is one way of handling it.