Justin Bieber was caught on tape when he was 15 saying a racist joke. The video was recently released showing Justin ask: “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” He then mimics the sound of the power drill with the punch line: “Run n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r.”
Justin, now 20, has now gone on Twitter to apologize.
“As a young man, 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 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.”