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Watch Justin Timberlake’s Touching Speech to LGBTQ Youth at the iHeart Radio Music Awards (Video)
Justin Timberlake’s song “Can’t Stop This Feeling” won the award for Song of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards last night. Timberlake used his speech as a platform to speak out about inclusion and diversity and to dedicate his award to anyone out there feeling marginalized.
“I wrote this song because I wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together,” Timberlake said. “And so 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,” he said, “anyone that is treating you unkindly ― it’s only because they are afraid, or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are.”
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