Someone has his coaching hat on!
Even though Usher is tired of hearing about Justin Bieber’s misguided actions in the media, he’s still riding with the pop star!
In spite of his racist jokes!
Taking to his Instagram, The Voice coach explained his defense of Bieber, since both of them know what it’s like to be a famous young person. Usher wrote:
“At my core, I am a person that supports growth and understands without judgement, that growth often comes as a result of pain and continues effort. As I have watched Justin Bieber navigate difficult waters as a young man, I can tell you that he hasn't always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist. What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs. What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes.”
So, from what we can gather, no one who actually knows Justin thinks he’s a racist! And he's explained how ashamed he is that his younger self even thought using the n-word was okay!.
We just hope that with all of this support, Justin will take some of the advice and continue to grow, because judging from those horrible jokes he told as a teen, JB has already grown a lot!
And there’s clearly still some more growing up to do!
[Image via Usher/Instagram.]
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