Justin Bieber apologises for yet another racist video
'Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with', the teen heartthrob said
Pop sensation Justin Bieber has gone from squeaky-clean teen popstar to troublemaker in a blink. Just a few days after releasing a public apology for a video of him telling a racist joke on camera, another old video has resurfaced.
This time, it was of Justin singing One Less Lonely Girl, with the use of the N word. Ironically, the song was co-written by his mentor, Usher. Justin also sings about joining the white supremacist cult KKK while giggling at the camera. Two racist videos in a week? We just don't know what to say.
Sure, Justin was just a child back then but it doesn't excuse him, or anyone with the slightest social bearings, from facing the implications of a racist slur. We're wondering why no one from his entourage – adults included, we assume – stopped him.
Justin made a second apology after the older video was released.
"I need to step up and own what I did. Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with. But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn't understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made years ago. Once again, I am sorry for all those I have let down and offended," the 20-year-old said.
We get that every young person goes through a rebellious phase; we've been through it ourselves. But the fact that millions of fans look up to Justin as a role model means that he needs to get his act together before he sets his multi-million dollar career on fire.