Michael Bublé FINALLY responds to ‘body-shaming’ backlash

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé came under fire in recent days after he posted a very questionable shot to Instagram, but it looks like he's now keen to pour oil on troubled waters and respond to the backlash he received.

While vacationing in Miami, the popular singer decided to get in a shot with a young woman who was unaware she was being photographed, in a move which was condemned by thousands.

Commenting on the unassuming woman's body, Michael captioned the shot he uploaded with hashtags including #babygotback #hungryshorts and #onlyinmiami.

The ill-advised move was met with considerable backlash and the singer, while initially keeping schtum, felt compelled to respond to the criticism which suggested he was 'body-shaming' the woman at the centre of the photo.

In a heartfelt statement issued to fans and followers, Michael said: "Anybody who knows me would never misinterpret the message of the photo my wife took in Miami that seems to have caused unexpected rage by some people. I do not court controversy."

Asserting that he was raised to respect women, the 39-year-old performer continued: "For the record, it hurts me deeply that anyone would think that I would disrespect women or be insulting to any human being. I was not brought up that way and it is not in my character."

Expressing regret that his post caused offence, Michael finished his apology by saying: "Women are to be celebrated, loved, respected, honoured and revered. I’ve spent my life believing that and will continue to do so."

We wonder if this will be enough to get the Haven't Met You Yet singer back on side with the public.