Second Video of Justin Bieber Doing a Racist “Joke” Surfaces Online
The internet’s ire turned toward Justin Bieber earlier this week, after footage of him saying a racist joke came out online. The pop star since apologized, saying: "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."
Yet, his statements hold little merit when a second video emerges. The Sun got the footage, with an anonymous source telling the British tabloid that this video shows Bieber’s true personality: "Unfortunately this is the devastating reality of how Justin has behaved and reveals his attitude toward such a deeply emotive subject. People need to see this. Normal kids in society do not make these kind of jokes. He is protected by a network of staff, but the camera doesn't lie. This is the real Justin."
TMZ followed this lead up, finding out that the video may have been taken when the singer was 14. Supposedly, Bieber at the time watched someone singing a parody of one of his songs online, and then decided to copy it with the cameras rolling.
The other half of the video involves the pop star joking about joining the Klu Klux Klan.
TMZ further reports that Usher and Will Smith then set Bieber straight with a lesson about why saying statements like these is hurtful.
Since this incident, manager Scooter Braun apologized through Instagram, writing: "Some mistakes have no excuses. They are just wrong. But how a man reacts to those mistakes… How he owns it and learns from it… That defines him more than the mistake itself."
Bieber pulled a similar move by Instagramming passages from the Bible, particularly from John and Isaiah, about forgiveness. Fans, according to a report from Billboard, want Bieber to release a formal apology by video.
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