Justin Bieber has apologized and clarified that he does not support racism after he endorsed the music of country star Morgan Wallen, who was called out for using a racial slur.
The Baby singer, 27, said in a now-deleted posted that he “loves” the contentious musician’s Dangerous: The Double Album as he shared a screenshot of the song Sand In My Boots.
“I had no idea that the guy’s music i posted was recently found saying racist comments,” said Bieber after his post wreaked havoc on social media.
“As you know i dont support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination. I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone i offended,” he went on to say.
“When I was a kid, I was incredibly ignorant and said some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly were not funny,” he continued.
“I hurt a lot of people especially the Black people in my life but was fortunate enough to have had them educate me on the horrifying origin of the n-word. This brings those painful memories back up, I will always take ownership for my ignorance and my past because I know I am not that person,” he added.