Justin Bieber supported Morgan Wallen. Now he’s trying to fix that mistake.
According to the pop star, he just learned about Wallen’s recent controversy regarding his use of a racial slur.
It all started when Bieber posted a screenshot of Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album on his Instagram Story, writing, “Love this album.” It seems as though Bieber’s love for Wallen’s album didn’t last long.
The singer didn’t take long to take the post down. He replaced it with a message to his fans explaining his actions.
“I had no idea that the guy’s music I posted was recently found saying racist comments, as you know I don’t support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination. I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone I offended,” Bieber began. He then went on to talk about the people he felt he offended with his endorsement.
“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,” Bieber continued. “This brings those painful memories back up, I will always take ownership for my ignorance and my past because I know that I am not that person. I know that I have apologized for this before but knowing that this is such a sensitive issue I believe it’s important to bring this up to hopefully educate people who may be ignorant to the topic of racism and how hurtful it is.”
Justin Bieber’s Morgan Wallen Moment
Back when Bieber was 14, he was recorded saying the n-word. However, he did have the built-in excuse of being just 14. Wallen is a grown man. Bieber has also apologized repeatedly over the years for using that n-word the way he did.
Earlier this year, a video of Wallen, was leaked to TMZ that showed him using the same racial sur. (He was 27 at the time.) The “Whiskey Glasses” singer recently addressed the controversy, admitting he said the n-word at times in a “playful” way around a “certain group of friends.”
Those offended by his use of the word have also expressed offense at his explanation.
I was around some of my friends, and we just, we say dumb stuff together,” Wallen told Good Morning America last month. “And it was — in our minds, it’s playful. I don’t know, that sounds ignorant, but that’s really where it came from. And it’s wrong.”
Wallen Having Success Anyway
While Bieber might have removed his endorsement, the country singer is having success with Dangerous. The album is the highest selling and streaming album of the year. It recently broke records, spending 10 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard charts.
It’s likely the controversy has sparked a surge in those who purchased or are streaming the album.
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