Justin Bieber Just Made A Commitment To "Speak Up" About Racial Injustice And Systemic Oppression After Admitting He Has Benefited From Black Culture
In December, Justin acknowledged his previous use of the n-word as a teen.
On Saturday, the 26-year-old took to Instagram to share a message about how he is committed to using his platform "to speak up about racial injustice and systemic oppression."
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"I am inspired by black culture," he wrote. "I have benefited off of black culture. My style, how I sing, dance, perform, and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture."
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"I am committed to using my platform from this day forward to learn, to speak up about racial injustice and systemic oppression, and to identify ways to be a part of much needed change," he added.
Earlier this week, the
Changes singer posted several messages about the movement, including a post about how to be an anti-racist ally:
Back in December, Justin also took a stand against racism by acknowledging
his previous use of the n-word as a teen and vowing to do better.
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videos surfaced of a 15-year-old Bieber singing about killing Black people and joining the KKK. He has since apologized.
"When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words," he wrote. "Racism is still very prevalent and I want to use my voice to remind [everyone] we are all human [beings] and all of EQUAL VALUE BEFORE GOD!"
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