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Justin Bieber apologizes for incredibly racist old videos

Canada's most famous Justin with racist skeletons in his closet who isn't Prime Minister is apologizing today for some old offensive videos in the spirit of... Christmas? I think?

Twenty-five year old pop star Justin Bieber, who recently brought himself back into the public eye by getting married, took to Instagram on Tuesday with a message for his legions of fans.

"I'm determined this holiday season to take ownership of all my shortcomings and work on them for myself and the ones I love!" he wrote in the caption of a post featuring a cartoon Christmas tree. "What is your goal?"

A second post, published not even two hours later, features an image of the words "STAND AGAINST RACISM."

"When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words," wrote Bieber in the caption of that post, alluding to an incredibly offensive video of his 15-year-old self singing the N-word repeatedly.

"Racism is still very prevalent and I want to use my voice to remind we are all human beings and all of EQUAL VALUE BEFORE GOD!"

The video in question, leaked to TMZ in 2014, shows a young Bieber singing someone else's parody version of his hit song "One Less Lonely Girl" straight into the camera, but with the word "girl" replaced by "n*****."

At one point, he croons "if I kill you, I'll be part of the KKK."

A second video in which Bieber can be heard making a racist joke, also at the expense of African-Americans, leaked around the same time.

Bieber's team apologized profusely for the singer's behaviour in both clips shortly after they surfaced, with Bieber himself stating in 2014 that "as a kid, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt."

"I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn't realize at the time that it wasn't funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance," he continued. "I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future. ​​​​​​"

It is not known why Bieber brought all of this up again five years later, but he most certainly just did — either that, or we're about to see another racist Justin Bieber video drop.

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