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Bieber apologies for latest racist vid

By | Published on Thursday 5 June 2014

Justin Bieber

After a second video of everyone’s favourite teen pop racist Justin Bieber emerged online in which he used a racial slur – this time adding the ‘n’ word into some song lyrics and then joking about the Ku Klux Klan – the singer has taken to Instagram to share some of his favourite bible passages while his manager Scooter Braun has posted some inspirational pop waffle about learning from your mistakes.

The new video, acquired by The Sun, follows the clip in which Bieber told a racist joke. Neither video is new, but the popstar has nevertheless been quick to issue apologies, more so than after his various run-ins with the law in recent times.

Responding to the latest video he told The Sun: “I just hope that the next fourteen year old kid who doesn’t understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made years ago. At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did. Once again, I am sorry for all those I have let down and offended”.

Then last night Biebs posted a few bible passages to Instagram all about not hiding from sin and seeking forgiveness, which is nice. Though if he’d dug a bit deeper in the old Good Book he could have found that bit where God orders Moses to “hang” the Israelites who had intermarried with those terrible Moabites, or that time Jesus basically calls a Canaanite woman a “dog” for not being a child of Israel, then he wouldn’t have had to apologise at all.

Scoots, meanwhile, delivered his own little bit of philosophy in the wake of Bieber’s latest controversy, posting to his Instagram: “Some mistakes have no excuses. They are just wrong. But how a man reacts to those mistakes… How he owns it and learns from it… That defines him more than the mistake itself”.

So there you go. Is this matter now put to rest? Probably not. The Bieber should learn from Harry Styles, if you want to distract everyone from last week’s controversies, get your cousin to post a photo of you watching the boxing (possibly) naked.