“I didn’t understand the power of certain words…”
Justin Bieber Apologizes For Racial Slur
Over the weekend, Hollyweird bad boy Justin Bieber made headlines when an old video of him as a youngster using the n-word to tell a joke on camera surfaced. Now lil bad azz Biebs says, “he’s sorry.”
Justin Bieber was in serious damage control mode Sunday after a video of him telling a racist joke to friends surfaced.
In the video, posted to TMZ.com, the pop star, then 15, asks: “Why are black people afraid of chain saws?”
He answers his own question: “Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****,” he says, imitating the sound of a chain saw. Then he laughs.
TMZ reported it got the video four years ago but decided against posting it then because of Bieber’s age and because he “immediately told his friends what he did was stupid.” It was reportedly shot backstage at a promotional event.
“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance,” Bieber, now 20, said in a statement.
“I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake. I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again.”
Hmmmm. Do you think the Biebs is sincere in his apology? You know, since he’s black now and everything….