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Justin Bieber

N-word video and apology

1 Jun, 2014

Video surfaces of Bieber making racial jokes and using the N-word when he was aged 15. The jokes are made during outtakes of his “Never Say Never” video. In the video, Bieber asks why Blacks are afraid of chainsaws, and then follows that question with:

Run, n***er, n***er, n***er, n***er!

Bieber quickly apologizes for his statements.

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.

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.