Justin Bieber Apologizes After Endorsing Morgan Wallen’s Music

Justin Bieber is apologizing after he co-signed Morgan Wallen.

Earlier this year, the rising country star was caught on camera saying the N-word. As a result, he was banned from radio, suspended by his label, and had his tour canceled indefinitely.

Despite the headline-making controversy, Bieber shared a post endorsing Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album. “Love this album,” he wrote over a screenshot of Wallen’s cover artwork.

However, the post was quickly deleted, with Bieber claiming he had no idea about Wallen’s racist remarks. He offered an apology after receiving backlash. “honestly i had no idea he was saying those racist things, i deleted it, I’m sorry,” he commented on a fan page.

Justin Bieber has deleted his Instagram story and apologizes for posting it:

“honestly i had no idea he was saying those racist things, i deleted it, I’m sorry :(“ pic.twitter.com/dcKrpNh6nz

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 4, 2021

He later followed it up with another apology, claiming he was uninformed about the scandal. “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.”

Bieber himself has come under fire for a racially-insensitive video. When he was 14, he changed the lyrics to “One Less Lonely Girl” to include the N-word, while singing about joining the Ku Klux Klan. He said the video was inspired by a comedian he saw parodying his song online.

On Wednesday, the “Peaches” singer issued another apology for the offensive comments, saying he’s learned from the past.

Justin Bieber clarifies he did not know about Morgan Wallen’s racial slur controversy when he posted the Instagram story about his album:

“I sincerely apologize to anyone I offended.” pic.twitter.com/9owjecEJ48

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 4, 2021

“When I was a kid, i was incredibly ignorant and said some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly were not funny,” he wrote. “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. 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. I know that I have apologized for this before but knowing that this is such a sensitive issue I believe its important to bring this up to hopefully educate people who may be ignorant to the topic of racism and how hurtful it is.”

Added Bieber, “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.”