Someone’s PR team is logging a lot of extra hours this week! For the second time in four days, Justin Bieber has issued an apology after a video of himself making racist comments surfaced online.
This time, it was for the clip published by TMZ of the singer at 14-years-old singing his song “One Less Lonely Girl,” but replacing ‘girl’ with the n-word.
“Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with,” the now 20-year-old said in a statement. “But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn’t understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I did years ago. At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did.”
Earlier in the week, a video of a 15-year-old Justin also leaked, this one of him telling a racist joke and, once again, using the n-word repeatedly.