Justin Bieber Releases Statement Regarding Racist Remarks

posted Monday June 02 ,2014 at 10:30AM CDT | 37 comments

Justin Bieber Releases Statement Regarding Racist Remarks

Justin Bieber apologizes for using N-word in racist remarks.

Justin Bieber has released a statement regarding footage that was released of him making racist remarks as a 15-year-old

Bieber's statement is as follows, according to TMZ.

"As a kid, 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. Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended.

I'm very sorry. 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. Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what's right.

Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake and I'm grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man. Once again....I'm sorry."

In the video, which can be seen here, the singer asks why Black people are afraid of chain saws and uses the N-word in his answer to his question. 

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  • gb2069
    Who cares what this little boy has to say! He's a dumb immature little douche!
  • m l
    there is only one reason why this "slur" has shown up now. the biebs has been behaving himself lately so the media are trying to keep his "bad boy" image going so they can throw more muck at him. I know he has done some things but if it was an ordinary person no one would ever hear about it. he is being unfairly maligned and its time it stopped. Justin is a very talented young man. ellen DeGeneres called him an American treasure who came from Canada. people who know about music (experts) recognize his ability. people who make the nasty comments are jealous because they don't have a prayer of doing what he can do. I sometimes think he should give the u s the finger and go home. America will ultimately be the loser.
  • Annonymous
    stop playing the slave race card. white people were also slaves once
    • Shame
      These internet idiots don't know anything but what they see on hip hop sites.
  • Annonymous
    you guys gotta stop defending this little cunt he hasn't learned shit in the last 5 yrs, look at all the fuckups he acheived just last year, seriously watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm7s-3q-CL0
  • Anonymous
    i love the way it sounds.
  • Anonymous
    Um fuccin yo momma in the mouth
  • Aggin
    Once again the govermint wins! Divide and conquer...a stupid little word has this much relevance in our society and y'all wonder why we stay losing! Blacks stay losing! Real shit happens we dont' give a fuck! Some white kid who hangs out with black kids in his bed makes a racist joke and everybody malcolm x! What a fckin joke this country has become.
    • Edubb
      Couldnt have said it any better!! It amazes that blacks as a whole cant see what it is really going on when it comes to certain issues. There are a certain few of us who can see through the bullshit, but they occupy the majority of us with bullshit where shit this and other incidents slide. Seems as if we are preaching to the choir! SMH
  • Imran Mohammed
    I hope this little feminine faggot dies soon, I have cursed this devil and he will die young.
    • Anonymous
      You're a moron. End of story.
    • Anonymous
      Im with you Imran!! 100!!
  • Anonymous
    Bugatti Biebs shouldn't have to apologize for reciting a joke that he heard. Also this happened 5 years ago, who cares. Sensitive e-thugs apparently need hugs. I'm Black and I will continue to support Bugatti Biebs!
    • Anonymous
      he cares ya boob
  • STONER
    Bieber is richer den you fag ass haters. Lil Wayne co-signed him and he is more real and gangsta den yo favorite rapper according to his criminal activity.
    • Anonymous
      Hi, So Icy Boi.
  • but
    Hmmm, well way to ruin the joke in the story
  • Anonymous
    Let's not act like he was 8 years old when this happened. 15 is a legal working age in lot of places in America.
    • get over it
      lmao wtf get the f over it.
    • Anonymous
      That's called sweat shop hell in most places.
  • COCA
    #BIEBZ AIN'T RACIST... HE A REAL NIGGA AND FUCK WITH A BUNCH OF REAL ASS NIGGAZ! THAT'S WHY HE MAKING SOME REAL ASS MUSIC NOW! #FREEBIEBZ(FROMTHEHATE)
  • dave
    you all a bunch of sensitive ass niggas if you're hurt by that video. let this dumbass word go. makes no damn sense how you blacks can call other blacks niggas but get all sensitive when another race drops the word nigga. a nigga(er) was a slave, are any of you all slaves? besides to this fucked up country doing blacks, browns, whites, yellows, reds, greens, EVERYBODY wrong. Fuck we are all some niggas then. quit paying attention to the media! they make you think all this is wrong! its some of you blacks fault this goes like this cause YOU abuse the word more than the fucking whites, so all the other races think its cool to use it. i cant help but laugh at america, this country is a fucking joke.
    • Anonymous
      you got the same illness justin had/has dave, that prejudiced mentality because of the white superior/black inferior complex you stuck on slavery thru labor, we're talking about segregation, discrimination, inequality, other forms of racism that still exist, and exist for us asians, hispanics, persians, hindu's, indians and women too now let's re-read dave's comment & watch the prejudice seep thru the box
    • DAVE
      im not prejudice "anonymous". you're exactly whats wrong with society you want segregation, discrimination, inequality, but then you will claim we are all one. don't give me that bullshit when you categorize your own peers we shouldn't be separate from any type of race, fuck race. some nation to stand all for one, one for all but will quickly write up a story to piss everyone and get every color to hate every color. this is why i say america is a fucking joke. seep through this comment now.
    • Anonymous
      anybody else see dave ain't that smart? you're colorblind, can see I'm the problem, but yet you can't notice I'm speaking on institutional racism that effects more than blacks in the us, lol, ok dave when you typed "you blacks.....you blacks" you reinforced your prejudice, fyi
    • dave
      yeah you're pretty smart guy. so smart you don't even get what i'm talking about. you're just as pathetic as this nation.
    • R
      The only reason this made the news was to get black n white ppl arguing with each other on the internet...stop taking the bait, man.
  • OUCH!
    as a kid? 15 years old? Get the fck out of here!
    • COCA
      YES, 15 YEARD OLDS ARE KIDS
    • YES
      YES THEY ARE lmfao.
    • Anonymous
      * kid-young goat (goat part of sheep family) "hip hop is for the kids"-for the "young sheep" * teenager-young adult-"hip hop is for teenagers" for young adults * child-born or unborn person between infancy and youth-"hip hop is for the children" (it wouldn't need advisory stickers if it was)" 15 year old kid-a young adult who's still looked at as a child because people have the definition f-cked up, and these same people will be the 1st to say "try them as an adult" if it's a crime because they're old enough to plan it, "they're old enough to know better"
  • Anonymous
    As a man will he stop driving drunk, I mean that's really responsible too
  • Anonymous
    who cares
    • BP
      Fuck you postin for then.. NYUH-GGA [/stinkmeaner]
  • Anonymous
    He knew it was wrong but seemed pretty happy to say it when he was forewarned not to say it, Kept looking at the camera and smiling before and after saying it the ignorant racist fuck
  • Anonymous
    he didnt right that i knew not to say the n word at 14 - 15 because it was wrong smh
    • ETK
      You have grown ass white people running around sayin the word who still don't perceive it's wrong yet. C'mon son