Justin Bieber Publicly Apologizes for Past Racist Remarks.
In a post to Instagram on Dec.
3, Bieber addressed his “shortcomings,” saying his goal was to "take ownership.".
I'm determined this holiday season to take ownership of all my shortcomings and work on them for myself and the ones I love!, Justin Bieber, via Instagram .
According to the 25-year-old singer, his mistakes were due to being “uneducated” when he was younger.
When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words, Justin Bieber, via Instagram .
Bieber is reportedly referencing a 2014 incident when video emerged of him telling racist jokes as a teenager.
He received a lot of backlash during that time.
Bieber then used his post to directly reference racism, saying he wanted to “use [his] voice” for good.
Racism Is still very prevalent and I want to use my voice to remind we are all human being and all of EQUAL VALUE BEFORE GOD!, Justin Bieber, via Instagram