Justin Bieber Issues Heartfelt Apology for Racist Joke, Use of N Word

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Give Justin Bieber credit: 

Just hours after a video leaked of the Bieber telling a racist joke at the age of 15, Justin has come out and issued a lengthy explanation and heartfelt apology for the incident.

"As a young man, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt," Bieber told TMZ.

"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 went on to say thank his “friends and family” for helping him lean from mistakes and understands that he needs to “apologize again to all I have offended” now that one of those mistakes has become public.

"I'm very sorry," he continues. "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."

Last week, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were caught on camera using a similar racial epithet and the artists are getting flak for not apologizing for the word use.

"Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future," Bieber added. "I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what's right."

The star concluded:

"Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake and I'm grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man. Once again....I'm sorry."

Straightforward. Immediate. From the heart.

Bravo, Justin. This is how you diffuse a scandal.

He Can't Keep His Shirt On
Yeah. Selfies like this work if you're Matthew McConaughey. Not Justin Bieber. Also, Matthew McConaughey would never post selfies like this because he doesn't need to constantly beg for attention or prove to himself that he's cool.

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NEEEEEEDS TO OVERDOSE--NOW!!!!!

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Another crucifixion over ancient comments, Paula deen n justin burner rowing the same boat who cares it's long in theorem past. Can white PC America n crying niggers just let up for once

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robertL,"(c)rap" is NOT the REAL WORLD!!!!!!In the REAL WORLD,people don't get FILTHY RICH saying the "N" word,b***ch,ho,c**t, and other niceties and make HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS because the customers (fans) ARE EVEN DUMBER THAN THE PRODUCERS ("artists/a**-
clown rappers!!!!!!!)

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Jeez,doesn't EVERY rapper use the "N" word,so why should I be shocked that Biebs said it at fifteen?????? Anyway,does that mean he'll get a buxom black babe?

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He surrounds himself with blacks, often big burly ones. He's probably just repeating what he's heard them say being to naive to understand, only certain color folks can say that nasty word and that it's taboo for all other colors. (Can anyone say, "Double standard"?)

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Why am i not surprised.
Given his recent not so great! behaviour, responsibility is actually a luxury he can't afford.

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Thank you Hollywood Gossip. Just thank you.

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he justto be funny. canadians are dierent, folks. HARMLESS.

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" 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."
This statement from his apology is a joke. He does not know what responsibility is. He only knows how to make mistakes. And to cap it off he has not educated himself in becoming a man. The real world is catching up with him.

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I don't care how sincere his apology is...he is an icky little shi* that needs to go away .Yes he was 15 at time but now he is supposed to be a man....it is to laugh.. He is a wanna be now .His 15 year old fans have grown up and realize what a douche he really is!!! He has no future but to remember his glory days of past.

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@ Ivory

What do you mean "if he was 15 at the time" He was. He can't take it back. He's apologized and he clearly isn't racist as you can plainly see from who he spends 90% of his time with. Lets see your childhood faults played out for all the world to see.

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