Justin Bieber apologizes for sharing Morgan Wallen album after country crooner’s racial slur scandal


‘I hurt the black people in my life’: Justin Bieber reflects on his historic ‘ignorance’ and use of the ‘horrifying’ N-word after unwittingly plugging disgraced country star Morgan Wallen

  •  The musician, 27, shared a screenshot of Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album with his 187m followers on Wednesday with ‘love this album’ on top
  • In February, Wallen came under fire when a leaked video was released showing him drunkenly calling his friend the N-word 
  • His scandal led to Justin reflecting on his own former misgivings and apologising for his ignorance in the past and own use of the horrific slur 
  • Justin penned: ‘I had no idea the guy’s music I posted was found saying racist comments, I don’t support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination’

Justin Bieber apologized to his fans for plugging a Morgan Wallen album on Instagram, following the country singer’s racial slur scandal earlier this year. 

The Baby musician, 27, shared a screenshot of Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album with his 187million followers on Wednesday afternoon with ‘love this album’ written across the top – however later backtracked on the promotion. 

He went on to issue an apology to his fans when he became aware of the controversy surrounding Wallen, who, in February this year, was caught on video calling a friend the N-word after a drunken night out. 

Justin used the opportunity to reflect on his own historic ignorance regarding racial slurs, as he reiterated apologies he has made and lamented ‘hurting the black people in my life’ before learning ‘the horrifying origin of the N word’

Doing his best: Justin Bieber apologized to his fans for sharing a Morgan Wallen album in a since-deleted story on Instagram

Justin penned: ‘I had no idea that the guy’s music I posted was recently found saying racist comments, as you know I don’t support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination. I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone I offended.’ 

He added some insight into his own ‘incredibly ignorant’ history of saying ‘hurtful racist jokes’ which brought up painful memories. 

He went on: ‘I hurt a lot of people especially the black people in my life but was fortunate enough to have had them educate me on the horrifying origin of the n word…

‘This brings those painful memories back up, I will always take ownership for my ignorance and my past because I know I am not that person. 

‘I know that I have apologized for this before but knowing that this is such a sensitive issue I believe its important to bring this up to hopefully educate people who may be ignorant to the topic of racism and how hurtful it is.’ 

Sharing his thoughts: The 27-year-old musician played the part of fan when sharing Wallen's Dangerous: The Double Album to his 187million followers on Wednesday afternoon with 'love this album' written across the top

Sharing his thoughts: The 27-year-old musician played the part of fan when sharing Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album to his 187million followers on Wednesday afternoon with ‘love this album’ written across the top

Yikes! He seemed to quickly catch on to the controversy surrounding Wallen when he deleted the post and issued an apology, months after Morgan was caught on video calling a friend the N-word after a drunken night out

Yikes! He seemed to quickly catch on to the controversy surrounding Wallen when he deleted the post and issued an apology, months after Morgan was caught on video calling a friend the N-word after a drunken night out

TMZ posted a video in February of the Wallen uttering a racial slur at one of his friends after returning home from what he described as a ’72-hour bender’ in Nashville. 

After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son.

‘Our actions matter. Our words matter. And I want to encourage anyone that is watching to please learn from my mistake. There’s no reason to downplay what I did,’ he said. 

His recording contract through Big Loud was suspended ‘indefinitely’ and he was disqualified from awards shows. 

Feels: He added some insight into his own 'incredibly ignorant' history of saying 'hurtful racist jokes' which brought up painful memories

Feels: He added some insight into his own ‘incredibly ignorant’ history of saying ‘hurtful racist jokes’ which brought up painful memories

Not great: TMZ posted a video in February of the Heartless singer uttering a racial slur at one of his friends after returning home from what he described as a '72-hour bender' in Nashville

Not great: TMZ posted a video in February of the Heartless singer uttering a racial slur at one of his friends after returning home from what he described as a ’72-hour bender’ in Nashville 

Apology: After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son

Apology: After the video was shared, Morgan apologized for his actions and shared a lengthy Instagram clip talking about his remorse for letting so many people down, including his parents and son 

The singer was barred from competing in as well as performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and was noticeably absent from the roster as CMT Music Awards nominations rolled out, in addition to being banned from attending the Billboard Music Awards.

Shortly after the video surfaced, Morgan admitted he had met with Black organizations to apologize and understand the severity of his actions, but has still yet to sit down with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.) 

Justin recently faced his own controversy from the Black community for sampling the MLK Interlude on his new Justice album. 

Critics were not pleased with Justin’s paraphrased version of Dr. King’s sermon he gave at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia in November 1967. 

Bieber rejected the notion he was a ‘white savior’ as he chatted with one of the co-founders of Bieber Nation about how his music could play a role in social advocacy despite having little prior knowledge about ‘Black history’ due to his Canadian upbringing. 

Bieber added that he’s aware he has ‘a long way to go’ when it comes to education and he’s grateful people are providing growth opportunities.  

Tough luck: His recording contract through Big Loud was suspended 'indefinitely' and he was disqualified from awards shows; seen in 2019

Tough luck: His recording contract through Big Loud was suspended ‘indefinitely’ and he was disqualified from awards shows; seen in 2019

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