Justin Bieber has his fair share of haters in the aftermath of racist comments he made years ago now hitting the Internet. But there are still some Bieber defenders as well, country duo Dan + Shay being two of them.
“I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance,” the statement continues. “Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all of those who I have offended.
Bieber concludes that “ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what’s right. Once again … I’m sorry.”