Justin Bieber — I’m sure you feel sick about the two vile videos that have surfaced, but the only thing you can do now, is the right thing — APOLOGIZE and APOLOGIZE some more.
Justin Bieber, the newly released video that appeared on June 4, of you using the N-word and singing about killing and being a part of the Ku Klux Klan, is horrible and disturbing. It was made when you were 14, but just went public today, and I’m guessing that no one feels worse about what you did as a 14 year old than you do.
Justin Bieber: Apologize For New Racist Video & Then Apologize Some More
What you did was racist, but it was also very immature. Like many of your fans, I’ll accept the apology you’ve already issued, in which you admitted that you were a kid and were ignorant when you made this video.
“As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was okay to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that, in fact, my actions were continuing the ignorance,” you wrote in your apology statement.
That apology was issued after another video — in which you, Justin, made a racist joke involving the N-word — was released by The Sun on June 1.
Justin, you may feel like your initial apology statement, in which you also say, “I learned from my mistakes and grew up,” clears you for this offensive new video — but I don’t agree. I think that when someone like you makes a terrible, terrible mistake and genuinely regrets what they’ve done, it only helps to be effusive in your apologies.
Justin Bieber Not Racist? — You Should Still Apologize & Join A Multicultural Charity
You’re a huge role model, with millions and millions of fans who follow your every word and admire you immensely. You can never apologize too much for the hateful words you sang in your mocking rendition of “One Less Lonely Girl.”
Even though you were only 14 and 15 when you made these videos, it can’t hurt to reemphasize multiple times that you do NOT hold racist views as an adult, and that, in fact, you abhor them.
No one will ever criticize you for apologizing too much.
I’m sure that, as you say in your apology statement, you are now friends with people of all cultures and you no longer hold these immature views.
“As a black man I am telling the world that @justinbieber is not a racist,” Kenny tweeted. “I have known him since he was 12 years old and I know his heart.”
Justin, I believe that’s true. Nevertheless, you will only do yourself proud by apologizing again in the most heartfelt way you can.
And it wouldn’t hurt to — quietly, at first — get involved with a charity that promotes multicultural understanding and friendship, especially among children and teens.
Think about it, Justin, and then apologize again. Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Let me know!
— Bonnie Fuller
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