Is Justin Timberlake a Cultural Appropriator?

Justin Timberlake Has Gotten Away With Cultural Appropriation for Years Now via Cosmopolitan.com

Justin Timberlake Has Gotten Away With Cultural Appropriation for Years Now
via Cosmopolitan.com

Justin Timberlake Isn’t a “Cultural Appropriator” via Philadelphia Magazine

Justin Timberlake Isn’t a “Cultural Appropriator”
via Philadelphia Magazine

THE BASICS: Justin Timberlake’s comments on Jesse Williams’ BET Awards speech sparked a fiery Twitter debate on cultural appropriation. Kendra James of Cosmopolitan.com writes that Justin Timberlake is and always has been a shameless culture vulture who passes black culture off as his own, while Evon Burton of Philadelphia Magazine believes Timberlake reaps the benefits of a crooked, racially imbalanced music industry, that he himself is not responsible for creating.