Justin Bieber is using his celebrity platform to “stand against racism” on social media.
The 25-year-old shared the slogan “STAND AGAINST RACISM” on his Instagram, and urged others to do the same.
He wrote, “When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words.
Racism is still very prevalent and I want to use my voice to remind we are all human being and all of EQUAL VALUE BEFORE GOD!”
In 2014, a video went viral that saw Bieber singing the lyrics of his song One Less Loney Girl with altered lyrics that were, “One Less Lonely N*****,” and continued to joke about joining the Ku Klux Klan.
According to CNN, at the time of the video surfacing, he said, “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 realise at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact, my actions were continuing the ignorance.”
In another post, Bieber has stated that he is “determined this holiday season to take ownership of all my shortcomings and work on them for myself and the ones I love!”
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