Justin Bieber Issues Apology Statement Over Racist Joke

Here is the lowdown on what happened: Justin was caught on tape using a racial slur (the n-word, and he says it five times) as part of a “joke”. The tape is from a while back when a film crew were following him on tour but it’s only surfacing now. Justin’s team released an apology letter, supposedly actually penned by the Biebs himself, but likely he skipped out on his homework and one of worker slaves ghost-wrote it. Here is the first part:

“As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. 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. Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended.”

He ends by adding that he doesn’t tolerate ignorance and never wanted to offend anyone:

“I’m very sorry. 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. Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what’s right.

Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake and I’m grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man. Once again….I’m sorry.”

Do you believe Justin’s apology? Did he even have anything to do with writing it?