Just days after being forced to apologize for using racist terms in a years-old video, Justin Bieber is in the hot seat again.
A new clip from a 2009 video has emerged and put Justin Bieber right back into the hot water he thought he had just climbed out of.
The singer, who faced charges of racism after a video surfaced showing him making crude, racist jokes as a teen, is facing fresh criticism after a new clip from what is thought to be the same extended video has surfaced.
In the fresh clip, obtained by The Sun, Bieber can be seen and heard changing the lyrics of his hit song “One Less Lonely Girl” to “One Less Lonely N****” and jokes about joining the Ku Klux Klan.
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“Unfortunately this is the devastating reality of how Justin has behaved and reveals his attitude toward such a deeply emotive subject,” a source told The Sun. “People need to see this. Normal kids in society do not make these kind of jokes. He is protected by a network of staff, but the camera doesn’t lie.”
When contacted about the new information, Bieber’s rep referred press to the star’s previous statement from earlier in the week, which read in part, “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.”
“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” he continued. “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.”
The video was allegedly part of an extortion scheme to suck a cool million out of Bieber. According to TMZ, a lawyer for someone who had worked on the star’s video projects contacted Bieber’s team and demanded a boatload of cash in exchange for keeping it quiet — but the singer’s team scoffed because they thought it wouldn’t be that damaging.