Wed 4 Jun 2014
Things are not looking good for Justin Bieber. On Sunday, a video leaked online to TMZ where a 15-year-old Bieber is captured telling a racist joke. According to the U.K. Sun, the video was recorded backstage during a promotional event in 2011.
In the short clip, Bieber asks the room “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?,” responding with, “Run ni**a, ni**a, ni**a, ni**a, ni**a.” Hours after the video surfaced online, the pop superstar issued a statement. “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,” said Bieber.
UPDATE: Another video has surfaced. In this clip, Justin is seen and heard using the N-word in a parody song. (via TMZ)
Watch the both clips and read Justin Bieber’s full statement below.