Justin Bieber ‘I’m Not A Racist’ Apology

kylie-bieber-kiss (3)Justin Bieber has apologized for his disgusting, racist joke! ‘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.

Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended.

Do YOU think he even wrote this apology and should he be forgiven?

UPDATE: Justin’s black friend Kenny said Bieby is not a racist!



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.

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. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what’s right.

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.’

  • http://zarriall-zombies.tumblr.com FuckHarry

    It sounds like it’s written by a publicist but I don’t care tbh the fact that he issued a apology less than a day after this thing leaked makes me respect him a little more unlike Louis like wtf step up dude the fact that justin appologized for something that’s 5 years old and you wouldn’t apologize for something that’s atleast 1 month old pisses me the hell off. Stop acting like a little bitch and just say sorry.

    • Pickj

      Louis isn’t going to make an apology, his team is all about coving sh*t up not wronging their mistakes.

      • http://zarriall-zombies.tumblr.com FuckHarry

        I know he’s not they are just waiting for this thing to blow over.

        • anonymous

          he was just saying it like ‘hey man’ replace man with nig. but jb was laughing at AND repeating for his own benefit an extreme racist joke. what’s your reasoning?

          • Cali

            MTE I’m black and I’m more offended by racist jokes than white dude singing along with a song or just saying the word.

          • http://zarriall-zombies.tumblr.com FuckHarry

            Yeah I know it’s still not right tho and I agree what JB did was like 100 times worse.

        • Guest

          That’s a bitch move. smh

    • Matt

      After all the apologies his team has had to make they probably already had this one written up. By now they probably just have them neatly sorted by category.

    • Nina

      It’s an official statement. Just because it’s grammatically correct doesn’t mean he didn’t write it it has to be that way. This isn’t twitter so he’s messing around.

  • Zaina777

    I’m just saying at fifteen you really shouldn’t be ignorant and he’s barely a man now he doesn’t even act like one…well I suppose he’s getting there now. He’s just using the age gap to distance himself from that age. Well whatever good for him.

    • Nina

      At least he apologizes for something from past even though it’s a mistake at least he addressed it. Can’t you appreciate it at all? What does he have to do bow down and beg for forgiveness?

      • Zaina777

        Can you not read or are you blind? I clearly said good for him.

  • imo

    I don’t think he is racist, just stupid. Off course he thinks he is better than some black person but just as he thinks he is better than some white person

    • anonymous

      it was an extreme racist joke though. it’s like saying ‘what’s a nigger’s fave fruit? banana’

      • Cali

        Oh gosh that’s even worse

      • Tash

        I don’t get it. But I guess that’s a good thing! =)

        • Marina And My Diamonds

          The fact that this person is pointing out Justin’s racist jokes by being just as ignorant has me confused.

        • honesty

          Monkeys eat bananas so I guess that’s what it means. White people used to call blacks “monkeys”. This joke is just another way of calling a black person a monkey. Horrible tbh.

          • anonymous

            ‘white people used to…’ excuse me? you actually mean SOME people, probably including some ‘black’ people have called and probably still suggest that ‘black’ people are more primitive (basically the definition of racism)

          • honesty

            Yes, I actually mean some people. Some people that were WHITE. They started it. That’s where it originated. Black people don’t walk around calling themselves monkeys and never have.

          • anonymous

            really? don’t you realize that ‘black’ people have had ‘black’ slaves? and that some ‘black’ people sold each other? you don’t realize that much of the trafficking that continues is done by ‘black’ people? is it that hard to believe that they might also use the same racial comments against each other? anyway here’s the proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CKHBZDjfww you fools should work on your burden of proof

          • honesty

            I do realize that. Thank you for the history lesson, but it wasn’t needed. Yes, I know blacks had other black slaves, what does that have to do with a single thing I’m saying? White people created these names and they are the ones who used them. White people are the ones who made themselves superior to other races and as a result, these names were created. The fact that black people enslaved their own race serves to show nothing in this argument. As a matter of fact, there IS no argument here. I know I’m right. It’s a fact. I’m sorry that you didn’t like the interpretation of the joke, but how I interpreted it is the exact meaning. Google it for proof. If you don’t like it, and I’m assuming you’re white, go get a time machine and rewrite your history. Until then, bye.

          • anonymous

            you’re in extreme denial

          • honesty

            No, tbh you are the one in denial. The issue of enslavement within a race and the issue of racism are two completely different things. It is absolutely foolish of you to suggest that because blacks have enslaved one another, they may also have started calling other blacks “monkeys”. How stupid does that sound? Honestly. Surely they’d realize that by calling one black a monkey, they are also calling themselves one, or do you think this is too advanced for a black person’s logic? Who made the n word by the way? Right. (Don’t even try to tell me that blacks are using it against one another now because ‘my nigga’ and ‘nigger’ are two very, very different things!) I’m not a racist, but the fact is a caucasian cannot tell a person belonging to a minority anything about race or racism because they are not in a position to do so. The mindset is different. I’m not about to get all deep on here, I’ll just leave it at this.

          • anonymous

            can we rewind to when you said ‘White people called…’ ok. that’s why i noted that ONLY SOME did that and ‘black’ people probably do too and then i gave proof. you also said: ‘Black people don’t walk around calling themselves monkeys and never have.’ and i proved that wrong. why did i mention slavery? because just like you think only ‘white’ people call ‘black’ people monkeys, people think only ‘white’ people ‘started’ slavery of ‘blacks’. how can i expect that some ‘black’ people will both enslave and then also be racist towards each other? the mistake you have is that they don’t care if they imply they are also a monkey because it’s the hate associated with the word. it’s the same reason they call each other ‘black’, ‘niggers’, etc. it’s just like fat people calling other people fat. they know they are also fat but it still hurts and that’s why they do it. what is funny is that as unlikely as that seems I HAVE GIVEN YOU A VIDEO OF ONE DOING EXACTLY THAT. that’s a great example of your denial

          • honesty

            Rofl!!! Hilarious. You started an argument with me out of no where and for no reason and you seriously think you proved any of my points wrong? You DIDNT. I interpreted the joke correctly and all of my reasons justify that I’m right. OBVIOUSLY I’m not referring to every single Caucasian on the planet when I said “white people”, what sense would that even make? But no I’m not wrong in saying “white people” because the people who started using these insults WERE WHITE. Whatever helps you sleep at night, just keep telling yourself these things. Your points are literally all over the place. Btw, the word “black” has not ever been an insult and black people don’t call each other “nigger”. I’m not going to keep repeating myself as I can see that you clearly do not know what you’re talking about so good day to you!

          • anonymous

            by ‘all over the place’ you mean too difficult for you to follow. you can ignore when i proved you wrong and expect me to serve you. you can create false statements like ‘Black people don’t walk around calling themselves monkeys and never have.’

            but what you won’t be able to do is trick me or anyone else that you’re right. instead you’ll have ‘friends’ that kiss your ass. and you can keep them

          • honesty

            Too difficult to follow? Is that what you think? Hahaha! Ok, anon.

  • Cali

    Well he’s doing better than louis and zayn right now those dumb asses still haven’t said shit and probably won’t.

    • so

      they will not because they think they did no wrong

  • anonymous

    vroom nigger nigger nigger! hee hee hee – Justa Baboon

  • Emma Stone

    At least he apologized, unlike Louis who last time i checked still hasn’t said anything and it’s annoying that people are dragging Bieber for this more yet he was 15 and Louis is what? 21? And should know better than a 15 year old.
    I don’t even like Justin but the fact that he owned up to his actions and said sorry makes him a better person than Louis.

    • Bobs the word

      Don’t you find it weird that few days after the leaked video of them smoking and Louis saying the n word this 5 year old video is “leaked”.
      If you want to throw the attention off you, throw someone that doing the same thing but is more hated and will take the attention off of you.
      In this case justin has been taking a lot of heat for the past 2 years.

  • JUG

    This is the first apology Justin has ever made. We should give him credit for it. I don’t care if his publicist wrote it. Hopefully he is turning over a new leaf and will also apologize for the egging, late arrivals at concerts, rushed VIPs, the dangerous driving, the late night partying, the criminal charges, the weird deposition conduct and the using of bodyguards as attack dogs. This is the perfect time to start with a clean slate.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    At 16 you know better however he is publicly apologizing and admitting his own ignorance at the time of age (too bad his fans from the other post couldn’t see that,) so forgiven from me. Louis is what.. 20 something and his sassy ass still hasn’t said anything. And he more than likely won’t.

    • Matt

      I don’t know at 16 you and I knew better but I heard that exact joke like 10 million times by people who didn’t. Growing up in the suburbs he probably didn’t learn. I grew up in Detroit and moved to the country when I was 15. The people in Detroit knew better (surprisingly) but the people in the country didn’t. They were all saying those racist jokes and could because there was all of 3 black kids in the entire school. I’m pretty sure I heard the N word more there than in Detroit. Now that Bieber is surrounded by black people I bet he knows now that those jokes are stupid but in the suburbs he may not have learned plus he seems like the type that doesn’t learn until he does something stupid.

  • JUG

    I know everyone is speculating that Louis leaked the video but why would he? It just keeps the topic of racist teen idols on the public radar. One Direction’s management could create a distraction with a thousand other things. My guess? Team Selena. Justin has been very publicly showing up Selena by making public appearances with beautiful models. Partying with them, groping them, flirting etc. Selena could not be happy with this. I’m sure she would have known about this video. I don’t know for sure but that’s my guess.

    • aff

      Tmz got this video 4 years ago. This was around for this long. Stop blaming everything on Selena, if she was that smart she would have made it further on the industry. Justin was still dating Cailtlin Beadles in that time, she and her family are in the video with him, maybe they sold it. But more likely it is just some outtake of the Never Say Never filming

      • JUG

        You’re right. Selena is way too nice to do anything bad. The woman’s like a Mother Teresa. She is not the vengeful or spiteful type at all. She’s just happy Justin has moved on to prettier and bustier girls.

        • JUG
          • aff

            none of these would nor put his reputation at risk much less his career. “Selena made Justin cry, I will stop be a fan”…seriously? lol
            typical bitter ex reactions

        • aff

          She is not saint. But she is not that devil master that some are convinced from

    • ava

      They already had the video for a while. Someone just decided publish it now

  • Anna

    Apology was nice and mature of him to do and all, but I would have preferred an apology about the DUI incident before this.

    • Tash

      I think this one he couldn’t avoid. Because it covered the biggest topic in history, Racism. People ignore other things but won’t ignore anything to do with racism. He also has lots of Black friends(predominantly). So it was an absolute must to address this one in particular. The other stuff, many people will overlook & defend him for. But when it comes to racism, nobody cuts you slack. Even the few who try to defend him, won’t have much grounds for a defense & excuses will not be tolerated. It is the most sensitive & controversial topic that ever existed. It’s dictated so much & still affects us greatly & most likely always will.

      • Anna

        Idk. I feel like more people got angry over the DUI than this. I saw z100 and KIIS fm post about this on Facebook and most people were defending him, but back when they posted the DUI, it caused an uproar. But one apology is better than none. Hopefully his actions get better so that he doesn’t have to constantly apologize.

        • Tash

          Agreed. But as I stated, I doubt he had a choice in this one. It wasn’t about the severity of his actions but rather the enormity of the topic it surrounded. Also, he had a responsibility to his friends & fans to show he doesn’t have a bias & didn’t mean this from a negative place. I would assume that the incidents he did not apologies for are the incidents he does not feel ‘guilty’ about or believes he can justify or excuse away his actions. The DUI for example. He most likely feels that he was capable to drive, others race all the time, they did clear the streets & he is just getting picked on because he’s a celebrity. So he most likely won’t apologies. His attitude towards the authorities is very reflective in the way he handled that deposition & the way he sat on his car roof after being released from jail. Comparing himself to Michael Jackson. Not only is it reflective of the fact that he believes he’s on MJ’s level but he also believes he’s being targeted & wrongfully so by people who just want to bring him down & make a buck off him. Just as many thought the same was happening to MJ.

      • Cali

        I agree but i’ll get more angry over a situation where someone can die than racism tbh.

        You can apologize and change in the case of vocal racism but you can’t give someone back their life.

        • Tash

          Oh I agree, but I think in terms of ‘image’, the question of racism is too big to ignore. So this one he was basically forced to address.

  • Some Dude

    Am I the only one that finds it weird that this leaked during the 1D n-word controversy…when it could’ve leaked anytime in the past 4 years

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      I’m just rolling the ball on this.
      1D’s management must have made a deal or something (which wouldn’t surprise me) and this video was put up for one of those days they needed attention put off of them. That day arrived.

      • Some Dude

        Never thought of that, but I’d buy it. Shady business..

    • JUG

      The list of people who would want to leak this tape are long. Unfortunately, Justin has made a lot of enemies the last year and a half. From wealthy neighbors to paps to fellow celebs. Many would like to see him fall. Don’t forget that it was those in his own camp that appeared to have leaked the pot smoking pics of Justin to TMZ. Even poor Selena can only take so much public humiliation.

    • ofc

      If this leaked now is because someone paid more to leak it than Justin Bieber’s team paid to not leak. 1D team is one of few with this kind of power

  • http://oceanup.com OCEANUP

    :(

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      A true portrait of himself. ;)

    • Godney

      i dont think he apologized for this tho

      • ?

        Lmao what is there to apologize about that? Y’all are nuts I swear.

        • Godney

          um.. the fact that black people are called monkey (as a racist thing) and he made a rapper that is a monkey?! for real?!

    • Guest

      WTF?!??! He is so fucking stupid.

  • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

    Louis Tomlinson is DISGUSTING!

    Leaking something like this to distract from his racism!

  • Anonymous

    Bieber apologized for something he said 5 years ago and Louis hasn’t even apologized for something he said 5 days ago

  • pacmakaveli

    Good for him! I’m sure things have changed on that part of him in these 5 years for sure, he made an immature joke at young age a long time ago, apologized let’s move on now, he seems finally getting his shit together and this was the worst time to get it out and leak it ( fishy about the whole theory with OneD’s management but whatever ) because he’s been calm for a while now and seems like he’s in a better place. We sha’ll see, if people give him a chance he’ll recover faster.

  • Eva

    Mmmmm…. I don’t know, was the apology a video or a tweet? I think it could have sounded like a more personal apology… But either way apologising is good, he is owning his mistakes…. hopefully.
    I still want to know what Usher and Will think though. Better yet, I would kill to be a wallflower when he next hangs out with his black friends…

    • Vic

      Did your precious Shannon Leto release a apology to the girls he raped. what of about the cars and drugs he stole? fucking hypocrite bitch.
      i am black and if justin apporached me right now I would be happy and easily be friends with him, no big deal. usher does nt need to say anything because he knows justin is not a racist. accept the apology and move the fuck on.

      • Eva

        For fucks sake.

      • Mariah

        What does that guy have to do with anything? Don’t tell me someone is a fan of him ? :O

        • Vic

          the idiot anti-justin loves him. i dont know for what reason. i am actually worried that maybe she has brain damage.

  • BangBang

    Good for him for apologizing. Whether it was real or fake we won’t be hearing that horrible word out of his mouth again. I’m still waiting for Louis Tomlinson to say something or for some reporter to address the issue to him cause the boy can’t hide forever.

  • honesty

    What is he apologizing for? Confusion this way. (Nevermind, read the comments and figured it out…)

  • BrokenArrow18

    I like that he owned up to his mistake. Good one Biebs.

  • Godney

    i dont know… it seems fake to me…