Justin Bieber apologized for supporting Morgan Wallen, telling followers on Wednesday he simply realized concerning the nation star’s racial slur scandal.
It all began when Bieber posted a screenshot of Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album on his Instagram Story, writing, “Love this album.” People doubtless flooded the “Peaches” singer with messages as he deleted the submit, changing it with a prolonged observe to his followers.
“I had no concept that the man’s music I posted was lately discovered saying racist feedback, as you realize I do not help or tolerate any form of racism or discrimination. I had no concept, I sincerely apologize to anybody I offended,” Bieber started.
The 27-year-old mirrored about his personal “extremely ignorant” use of the N-word as a child, admitting he “mentioned some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly weren’t humorous.”
“I damage lots of people particularly the Black folks in my life however was lucky sufficient to have had them educate me on the horrifying origin of the N-word,” Bieber continued. “This brings these painful reminiscences again up, I’ll all the time take possession for my ignorance and my previous as a result of I do know that I’m not that individual. I do know that I’ve apologized for this earlier than however realizing that that is such a delicate situation I consider it is necessary to deliver this as much as hopefully educate individuals who could also be ignorant to the subject of racism and the way hurtful it’s.”
Bieber was caught on video utilizing the N-word at age 14. He’s repeatedly apologized over the previous a number of years.
In February, a video of Wallen, 28, was leaked to TMZ that confirmed him utilizing the identical racial sur. (He was 27 on the time.) The “Whiskey Glasses” singer lately addressed the controversy, admitting he mentioned the N-word at occasions in a “playful” method round a “sure group of pals.”
“I used to be round a few of my pals, and we simply, we are saying dumb stuff collectively,” Wallen informed Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan final month. “And it was — in our minds, it is playful. I do not know, that sounds ignorant, however that is actually the place it got here from. And it is flawed.”
Wallen’s album Dangerous does not precisely want Bieber’s endorsement. It’s the highest-selling and streaming album of the 12 months. It broke data, spending 10 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the . 200. The majority of that point was spent at No. 1 after the racist video surfaced. Wallen mentioned he donated round $500,000 to Black organizations.