Justin Bieber didn’t do his research before giving his recommendation for music. He vouched for Morgan Wallen, but that turned sour for Biebs in a big way.
Bieber backtracked in a big way after he tweeted out that Dangerous: The Double Album was worth listening to. “Love this album,” Bieber tweeted out. That was quickly met with backlash.
Wallen was recorded using a racial slur in recent memory. Bieber must have missed that day of the news cycle, but his fans reminded him of he event. Bieber soon deleted the tweet.
Justin Bieber then released an apology on his Instagram story. He brought up his own previous slip-ups as he used racist language in the past. This apology seemed sincere as Biebs said he never meant to hurt anyone with his tweet.
“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,”
“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,” Justin wrote. “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.” He went on to say, “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.”
There was no mention of Wallen from Bieber after that. He has been radio silent about any country music recommendations from this point on. Odds are that’s a safe choice.
This just goes to show that you should really know more about people before making it known that you’re a fan. Justin Bieber certainly learned that the hard way.
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