Justin Bieber Is Not an Accidental Racist [Video]

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There really is truth in the saying “Silence is Golden” for Justin Bieber. This week has been nothing but a string of PR disasters for Canadian pop singer. Not only did one clip leak of the young star making a racist joke and using the “N-word” at the age of 15, but another clip as later released of Bieber continuing to use the racial slur and referencing joining the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) at the age of 14. Once is an unfortunate “accident” for making racially insensitive remarks for shock value, but twice shows the extent of a person’s ignorance.

Looking at the facts of the incident, Justin Bieber realized that he was being filmed in both clips. In the first leaked video, his off camera friend is encouraging him to stop from making the insensitive epithet but Bieber continues. In the other (older) clip, Bieber’s camp claims that he is making a parody of a parody (from an unnamed comedian) by changing the lyrics of his chart topping hit “One Less Lonely Girl”. In both clips, the singer is grinning and giggling at the stupidity of his remarks. To say that this was an accident is just turning a blind eye to the obvious.

The disappointment in both videos is not solely in the use of the racially insensitive jokes but the people around him show little shock or appall of his actions. This should lead viewers to realize that Bieber has made these comments before that the people around him have become de-sensitized to the ignorance.

For someone who practically owes his rise to stardom to the same race that he insulted shows a blatant lack of respect. Justin Bieber started his career via YouTube banging on empty buckets and singing on the street like a Stomp-reject. It was not until Usher discovered the young star and took him under his wing that Bieber received the metaphorical Golden-ticket into the music industry by signing with Raymond Braun Music Group, and, later, mainstream pop success. Since his rise to fame, Bieber has gone on to launch a world tour, perform on Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show, meet people from all walks of life, and work with some of the most influential musicians in the music industry (Kanye West, Chris Brown, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, and L.A. Reid).

Since the incident, Justin Bieber’s team has released a statement apologizing for the remarks. Claiming that the jokes were “hurtful” and “childish”, but youth is a poor excuse for bigotry. From the recent arrest in Miami, egging of a neighbor’s home, and attempted robbery case, the release of the clips is just another move in career self-sabotage with little consequence that follows.

Many may claim that Justin Bieber deserves a pass for his remarks but there was no pass for Paula Deen’s admittance of using the racial slur. Deen’s confession eventually led to her excommunication from her empire’s mecca, i.e. The Food Network. There was no pass for Donald Sterling’s remarks, which led to his lifetime ban from the NBA and there was no pass for Olympic track star John Carlos being stripped of his medal for raising his fist in a black power salute. Each incident was premeditated and non-accidental. The only thing that wasn’t planned was the untimely leak and reaction of their incidents. Sometimes some things can not be overlooked as just a “stupid mistake”.

Opinion by Tyler Cole

Sources:
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18 Responses to "Justin Bieber Is Not an Accidental Racist [Video]"

  1. rosie   June 27, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I hate Justin biebar nobody like him no one likes him so he should try and make it better he is been racist dumb pickney kmt someone should teach him some manners

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  2. Farris   June 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Justin Bieber is a new sauce and a racist demon.

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  3. zzcloe6969pauline white   June 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    He should not be forgiven, he is no different than anyone else.

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  4. Breanna 'Hamby' Riley   June 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Forget the haters I’ll always be a belieber and I’m 22 married with 4 kids stop being jealous leave him alone dang

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    • a   June 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

      You know I first have to say I respect you for the decency of taking a lovely picture witha person who seem to be an aged relative, thumbs yup for family. But you don’t get a similar level of respect for positing that people who are critical of Mr. Bieber’s latest act is jealous. It makes you look shallow.

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  5. Black belieber   June 13, 2014 at 10:25 am

    It was a long time ago let it go its not like many white people don’t say racist things just because he’s famous doesn’t mean it should destroy his career moreover he apologized 3 times and Donald didn’t even apologize at all

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    • a   June 14, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Nothing wrong with being a Belieber on the face of it, you have to admit though that recent events does not make you look like you have all your bananas together

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      • mr. awesome   September 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        lol, black belieber, bananas together! I get what you’re doing there…

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  6. George Johnson   June 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    His birth was a mistake.

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  7. Deborah Iwo   June 12, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Many children are taught that racism is wrong. Therefore using the “child” excuse is defunct. He was a teenager at the time, and should have known better. His pathetic behaviour only adds to a long list of idiotic gaffes that have cheapened his image in the eyes of people with a brain. We can now see that the angelic image is actually tainted with cracks. He has quite a few skeletons in his closet, and is facing justified heat for his racial insensitivity, backwards attitude, and infantile outlook on life. Now I hear that he has been baptised- maybe that will bring him to his senses. I always said this guy should have stayed at school- perhaps he would have learnt something then.

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  8. olivia   June 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

    It was 6 years ago. Let It gooo. Let it gooo.

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    • Whit   June 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

      You must be white and a belieber. You don’t understand how rude this is!

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  9. ISHAN SAKLANI   June 12, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I THINK JUSTIN BEIBER SHOULD MOVE ON AND I THINK HE WILL GET BEST IRL FROM SALENA GOMEJ…..

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  10. Naive....   June 12, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Oh my god he’s just naive, he’s young and dosnt know what he’s talking about will make others upset and resent him. It hurtful and childish but then again he IS a child

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  11. Reho   June 12, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Laurie WTH u saying!?.. Tha boy clearly sees us as inferior n u talking that crap.. You mad!?

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  12. laurie   June 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    yeah sure, he must be racist. thats why he grew up singing chris brown and aretha franklin, aspired to be the next michael jackson, had a poster of tupac on his wall and was endlessly crushing over beyonce. if he was racist, why would he sign with usher when he just as easily could have signed with JT? theres a huge difference between being a 14 year old idiot and a racist. the fact that he knows the camera is on is in fact evidense that hes NOT racist, if he knew he was being purposefully hatefull he would have told them to shut the camera off, he obviously didnt realize the gravity of what he was saying, otherwise he would have been more carefull. its not like he was saying racist things in a back ally and someone caught it on their cell phone, hes just a stupid kid who thinks hes getting a rise out of his friends by being rude.

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  13. shutupup   June 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Shut up

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  14. Belieber   June 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    He was just kidding…it didn’t seem like he was serious. Justin Bieber is not a racist! He just getting this negetive attention because he’s justin bieber and people want to tear him down, but he is stronger than you think. He can handle all the bull.

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