On Sunday night, Justin Timberlake took home the iHeartRadio Music award for Song of the Year (you know which one). He used the opportunity to convey a message to LGBTQ youth, but that address was muted.
But iHeartRadio posted the message in its entirety. Good for them.
Here’s a transcript of what JT had to say:
“If you’re gay, or you’re lesbian, or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singer boy from Tennessee — anyone who has treated you unkindly, it’s only because they’re afraid or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are. Because being different means you make a difference. So, fuck ‘em.”
Sweet, earnest words from the self-proclaimed “sissy singer boy from Tennessee.”