Justin Bieber responds to racism scandal with Bible passage
Justin Bieber is in hot water yet again, and apparently he's turning to the Bible for some help.
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Just weeks after Justin Bieber tweeted that he wanted to be "the man his mother raised," two videos of the performer singing extremely offensive alternative lyrics to one of his hits have surfaced. The "One Less Lonely Girl" singer has now taken to Instagram and is apparently seeking solace from his deeds in Biblical passages.
The footage was recorded in 2009, when Bieber was just 14, but many feel that the racist nature of the videos is inexcusable despite the star's age. In the videos, the N-word is used in excess and the singer jokes about joining the Klu Klux Klan.
The Biebs seems to be in a serious pattern of messing up big time and then throwing up an apology on Instagram or Twitter. You can only do that so many times before people start to doubt the sincerity of your words.
Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, also took to Instagram to give his input on the scenario.
We're wondering just what Bieber is going to learn from his mistake this time around, because he seems to have learned so much from his many, many mistakes in the past... Not.
Bieber issued a statement earlier in the week after the first video hit the internet, saying, "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."
We find his claim a little hard to believe, considering other recent snafus involving insensitive behavior. In April 2014, the troubled singer posted a photo of himself in front a Japanese shrine commemorating war criminals who massacred thousands of people in China, alienating many Chinese fans. In April of 2013, Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, where the well-known Holocaust victim had spent years hiding from Nazis, and wrote "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber." He also described his visit to the historical site as a "chill day." Both of these incidents occurred long after the current videos in question were taped and happened when Bieber was at an age when he could be considered "a man."
Bieber ranked No. 5 on the list of America's most hated men last week, before the two deeply offensive videos were leaked. Where do you think he ranks on the list now?