Fans Slam Justin Timberlake Over Ahmaud Arbery Instagram Post

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Since a video emerged showing the moment twenty-five-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was killed, several celebrities have been demanding justice.

But, Justin Timberlake has now been angrily slammed by fans for his tribute post.

Keep scrolling to see Justin’s post and the outraged responses for yourself…

The twenty-five-year-old black man was unarmed and out jogging when he was shot by 2 white men who claimed they thought he was a burglar.

The twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.

A large crowd of protesters marched through the area where Arbery was killed.

“If my son killed the McMichael’s son, he would have been arrested on the spot,” Marcus Arbery said.

“He took his body very seriously, always ran and had pride in everything he did,” he said. “It cuts me deeply how his life was taken. I would have preferred them to come and take my life instead.”

Following the GBI’s announcement of the arrests, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr released a statement, saying, “This tragedy cannot be undone, but this is the first step in what I am confident will be a swift road to justice.” According to ABC, they told police they grabbed their guns and hopped in their truck to pursue Arbery after seeing him running in their neighborhood, believing he was responsible for several recent burglaries.  

The 2 men tussled over the gun before Arbery was shot, as seen in the video, which was allegedly taken by a bystander.  

No weapons were found on him, according to the police report.  

Cooper-Jones described her son as humble, kind, well-mannered, and beloved by his family and friends. “Ahmaud didn’t deserve to go the way that he went,” she said.

And since it emerged, people have been quick to point out that if it wasn’t for the footage, nothing would have been done about Arbery’s murder – which took place back in February.

And it showed Arbery walking in an empty construction site.

“It doesn’t matter if he broke into a construction site. It doesn’t matter if he wandered in by accident. It doesn’t matter if he had a right to be there. Two at-best vigilantes, at-worst lynchers do not have a right to pursue and kill another man in cold blood. #AhmaudArbery,” wrote one user. Why must we always assume that the Black Man is the criminal in cases such as that of Ahmaud Arbery and why do people go to such lengths to prove it? #ahmaudarbery,” wrote another. 

Many people pointed out how  a video of his killing had to surface online for anything to be done about his murder.

And celebrities and politicians including presidential candidate Joe Biden, LeBron James, LL Cool J, and Kim Kardashian West are among those who have spoken out.

The NBA star penned this tweet last week. “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man!”

“Stand with us and demand that Ahmaud’s murders are charged in his death. They are not immune from prosecution and should be tried for murder.”

Phillipa Soo took to Twitter to express how tired and angry she is.

Justin Timberlake has been slammed for his post about Arbery.

He then captioned the post: “If you’re not outraged, you should be. Justice for #AhmaudArbery.”

Justin had, like several other celebrities, turned off the comments.

In the 3-minute clip, Amanda put a spotlight on “white celebrities” who have voiced their support for justice for Arbery. “Dedicated to @justintimberlake and the white artists showing ‘solidarity’ posting about #ahmaudarbery but closing their comments/IG replies,” she captioned the video.

“This goes out to all those white celebrities. You see I turned off my comments ’cause I got tired of arguing with racists. But you know what – it’s your turn. “It’s time for you to see/Who’s been following you. They gonna show ya, show ya true colors/Confederate Karen and her husband, red-faced Ken.”

“Saying I don’t see color, over and over and over again/It’s the bitter smell of strange fruit in the air, yeah yeah yeah,” referring to the song “Strange Fruit.” “Scroll through and tell me what you see/Ha! A whole lot of racists, a whole lot of privilege. Talk to ’em. let ’em know, ‘You all on some bulls-t out here’/’You buy my album but you not even realizing I’m doing Black music and I’m saying Black things.'”

And they felt it was inappropriate of Justin to disable to comments on this particular post.

And many even been expressing how they now “hate” the singer.

Just as Amanda preached in her Instagram video.

Some fans can’t decide whether Justin’s decision to turn off the comments was out of respect or was just a “cop-out.”

Saying that he more than likely turned off the comments to prevent insensitive and offensive comments – which, let’s face it, is what would have happened.

People shouldn’t be focusing on a celebrity’s Instagram, and they should instead be focusing on the only important thing here – and that is getting justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Make sure to stay posted for further updates.