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Justin Bieber pledges to fight racism

Justin Bieber pledges to fight racism

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Sunday, 24 September 2017
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We don’t usually look to Justin Bieber for his political commentary, but he has recently stepped forward in support of fighting racism, citing it’s “more prevalent now than [he’s] ever seen”. Just a few weeks after performing in Toronto for his first time in almost a year, the Biebs posted an Instagram photo to his almost 92 million followers the words Black Lives Matter in black text with a yellow background; “I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American but what I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine light on racism… we are ALL EQUAL” the post read. This was his last post as of this writing, with likes already surpassing 1.3 million.

Sources close to Bieber say that he has been known to lend his support to social issues he believes are important. A little over a week before the post, he helped raise US$55 million for hurricane disaster relief funds to assist those affected by devastating circumstances. This post aligns itself with recent Bieber behaviour that has seen him become a believer of the church, among other positive reports.

With all the good Justin Bieber news as of late, it’s easy to forget his less than stellar summer of 2017; he cancelled the remainder of his Purpose tour upsetting a number of fans and accidentally hit a photographer with his truck. Even easier for many people to forget (if you didn’t already know) is his 2014 leaked video where he says the n-word 5 times as the punchline to some indecent “joke”, and although he apologized, there are some that are still unsure if Bieber has really gone good, or if this is public relations type strategy to make him look good. Time will tell, but at least Canadian Justin Bieber is now bringing on positive attention instead of the all too familiar negative press we might have come to expect.

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