Justin Bieber apologises for sharing Morgan Wallen’s music after racial slur

Justin Bieber has apologised to fans after sharing Morgan Wallen’s latest album, stating he was unaware the country star had recently used a racial slur. 

The Purpose star, 27, took to his Instagram story to tell fans he had ‘no idea’ Wallen, 28, had been filmed yelling the N-word at a friend twice while returning hime after a night out in February. 

Bieber had shared a screenshot on Wednesday of one of Wallen’s new songs on his Instagram story, adding: ‘Love this album’. 

He later deleted the post, telling his followers: ‘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 apologise to anyone I offended.’

Bieber also addressed his own racist comments made when he was a young teen, adding: ‘When I was a kid, I was incredibly ignorant and said some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly were not funny.

‘I hurt a lot of people especially the black people in my life but was fortunate to have had them educate me on the horrifying origins of the N-word. 

‘This [situation] 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 apologised for this before but knowing that this is such a sensitive issue, I believe it’s important to bring this up to hopefully educate people who may be ignorant to the topic of racism and hot hurtful it is.’

He concluded: ‘I have so much more to learn and I’m grateful for my black brothers and sisters for being patient with me as I have a long way to go.’

Wallen had also apologised for his comments after the video emerged in February, sharing a long video addressing the incident and telling his followers: ‘I have one favour to ask. I appreciate those who still see something in me and have defended me.

‘But for today, please don’t. I was wrong. It’s on me to take ownership for this. And I fully accept any penalties I’m facing.’

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