As if things weren’t bad enough when a video of Justin saying the N-word leaked on June 1, ANOTHER, even more offensive video hit the internet on June 4. But even so, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that you shouldn’t expect to see Justin go on an apology tour anytime soon.
Justin Bieber is embroiled in yet another controversy after two videos of him telling racist jokes and saying the N-word repeatedly surfaced between June 1 and 4 — but after surviving a DUI arrest, an embarrassing deposition video, and a heated breakup with Selena Gomez, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Justin thinks he can make it through this scandal too without much damage control.
Justin Bieber Expecting Video Controversy To Blow Over
“Initially Justin was going to go on talk shows but the stance has changed,” the insider says. “He, as well as his handlers, think that they can control the onslaught by sending out statements and controlling it in-house.”
So far, Justin has issued a long apology on Twitter for the first offensive video, and on June 4 when the second clip came out, he Instagrammed a picture of a Bible passage about God helping people after they sin.
“Justin doesn’t want to pull a Jonah Hill and apologize on a talk show because his handlers feel that he will blow it and not seem genuine,” the source continues.
And when it really comes down to it, Justin has survived so many scandals before — arrests, accusations of drug use, a very damaging breakup — that the consequences of these videos don’t really have any real weight for him. “He is convinced this will go away as well,” says the source. “He made his statement and is looking to move on. He is banking on people’s attention spans to move onto something else so he is going to ride this wave and be away from it all and let it pass.”
Justin Bieber: Does He Need To Do Damage Control?
Before the second video came out on June 4, Justin tweeted a long apology saying that he didn’t understand the severity of his words when he was 15 years old. “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,” Justin wrote. “Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs.”
But Justin’s going to have to apologize a lot more, especially with a second, even more offensive video coming out. A picture of some scripture isn’t going to be enough.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Or do you think that Justin can make it through this controversy without doing any more damage control? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro