Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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Hopefully you at a hearty lunch because this will just about make you throw up in your mouth.
The one where he jokes about joining the KKK and killing and "N-word"? The one we HOPED and PRAYED wasn't real?
Well, guess what? It is real! Really disturbing, in fact.
A copy was posted by TMZ of the six-year-old tape featuring a 14 or 15-year-old (and not yet that famous) Biebs singing the most horribly racist song we've ever heard!
Hide your kids, hide your wife, turn down the speakers on your work computer and cry yourself to sleep tonight because this is just unfathomably offensive….
Ugh!!! Seriously, 14-year-old Biebs?
We realize you weren't old enough to smoke cigarettes or rent a car, but — even at that young age — you should know better than to use that kind of hurtful and offensive language and say those totally cruel things!
It doesn't matter if you think you were just joking, millions upon millions of fans look up to you as a role model! When they see you behaving so awfully and so ignorantly they might think it's cool to act the same way!
Since the awful song started circulating, Justin says folks tried to extort money from him, too. Blackmail is illegal and uncool, but it doesn't excuse teenage Biebs from committing this heinous act.
We are SEVERELY disappointed, Justin.
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