During Jesse Williams’ powerful BET Awards speech, Justin Timberlake tweeted out his support for the actor.

“@iJessseWilliams tho… #inspired #BET2016.”

RELATED: Watch Jesse Williams’ Power 2016 BET Awards Speech [VIDEO]

Williams spoke out against cultural appropriation during a large part of his speech. Leading a Twitter user by the name of Ernest Owens to ask JT if he would stop appropriating black music, culture and apologize to Janet Jackson for the Super Bowl performance of 2004.

“Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye,” Timberlake replied, which started a snowball effect of backlash.

Many believe that JT’s comment “We are the same” was completely dismissive and erased everything Williams said in his speech. Early this morning (June 27) Timberlake tweeted an apology to those who felt as if his statement was a general statement. Timberlake said he felt “misunderstood” and that his reply to one person wasn’t meant to be construed as a general response to the issue. You can check out his tweets below.

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