Justin Bieber has found himself smack dab in the middle of yet another controversy. On June 1, a video was released that shows Justin using the ‘N-word’ while telling a joke. Beliebers are VERY unhappy about their idol — and many of them are demanding an apology.
Justin Bieber, 20, made a racist joke on video in the beginning stages of his career — and now that video has been released. In the video, Justin clearly says the ‘N-word’ and jokes to other people in the video about it. Wow, Justin. This isn’t good and your fans are really, really mad at you.
Justin Bieber ‘N-Word’ Video: Fans React
In the shocking video, which was released by The Sun, a teenaged Justin asks, “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” Before he moves on to the next part of his “joke,” a person near him, who doesn’t appear on camera, says “Don’t even say it.” Justin finishes his joke anyway, saying, “Run n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r.”
Understandably, many of Justin’s die-hard fans are deeply upset by the video. Reactions vary from disbelief to downright anger — and many fans are asking Justin for a formal, sincere apology. Read the reactions below.
Note: HollywoodLife has reached out to Justin’s team — we’re waiting for a comment.
Justin Bieber’s Fans React: The Latest Tweets
@justinbieber apologize. not over twitter but a formal apology.
— WANKY ♛ (@Biehbah) June 1, 2014
don’t do the media is dumb and won’t give me privacy card, truly apologize @justinbieber
— sarah (@JUSTINSMARIE) June 1, 2014
what justin bieber said in that video still makes me really mad and I don’t care if it was 4 or 5 years ago that’s ignorant
— EdSheeran… (@IRWlNFTHEALY) June 1, 2014
16 or not @justinbieber should apologise cause the ‘joke’ was ignorant and offensive
— caroline❣TODAY (@LouLouiseeee) June 1, 2014
Justin Bieber: Bodyguard Speaks Out On Racist Joke
After the media firestorm surrounding Justin’s shocking leaked video, Justin’s bodyguard Kenny Hamilton spoke out about the scandal on June 1 in a tweet.
As a black man I am telling the world that @justinbieber is not a racist. I have known him since he was 12 years old and I know his heart.
— Kenny Hamilton (@KennyHamilton) June 1, 2014
We will keep you updated on the latest news concerning Justin’s shocking video!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Justin will apologize? Do you think he SHOULD? Tell us in the comments below!
— Megan Ross