Accepting his trophy at the IHeartRadio Awards last night for Song of the Year, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” pop star Justin Timberlake had a message of inclusion for his young LGBT fans:
“I wrote this song because I wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together. I guess I want to take this opportunity and speak to young people right now cause there’s a lot of you looking at me.
“If you are black, or you are brown, or you are gay, or you are lesbian, or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee. Anyone who has treated you unkindly, it’s only because they are afraid or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are.
“Because being different means you make the difference. So, f**k ‘em.”