Justin Bieber has done some things this year that have gotten him in trouble, but now he's getting a lot of heat for something he did five years ago. After a video of the "Heartbreaker" singer telling a racist joke was released, a lot of his Beliebers were extremely disappointed in him. Luckily, he issued an apology about the matter, blaming it on his age at the time.
“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” Justin told TMZ. “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. 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."
Even Justin's bodyguard Kenny Hamilton stuck up for him, saying he's known him since he was 12 years old and made it very clear the musician isn't a racist, tweeting, "We all make jokes about people's size, look, or race. That doesn't mean it's right but comedians make millions of dollars profiting off these jokes. If someone is racist or prejudice you would know from a persons actions. Not because of a joke a 15 year old says. Yes he said some bad jokes and I know if he could he would take back what was said."
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