Justin Timberlake Called For Acceptance Of Diversity At iHeartAwards Show

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Justin Timberlake turned things political during his acceptance speech at the iHeartRadio Music Awards show Sunday when he called for an acceptance of diversity.

The 36-year-old singer made the subtle dig at the current political climate when he took the stage to accept the Song of the Year award for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. (RELATED: 66 Percent Of Trump Voters Change The Channel When Awards Shows Get Too Political)

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Musician Justin Timberlake accepts the Song of the Year award for 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' onstage at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

INGLEWOOD, CA – MARCH 05: Musician Justin Timberlake accepts the Song of the Year award for ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ onstage at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner’s TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“If you are black or gay or lesbian or trans or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee, anyone that is treating you unkindly, it’s only because they are afraid or taught to be afraid of how important you are because being different means you make the difference…” Timberlake exclaimed to the crowd. (RELATED: Kerry Washington Went After Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban Minutes After This Awards Show Started)

The last part of his statement was censored, but was shared on the iHeartRadio official Twitter account.

 

The rest of the night the presenters and winners steered clear of comments about President Donald Trump or anything having to do with politics.

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