Posted on Sat Jun 7th, 2014 9:30am PDT By X17 Staff
Justin Bieber may be feeling a bit down in the dumps after two old videos of him using the N-word hit the web this week, but he's apologized and a number of his colleagues have stood up for him, so it seems like he's done as much damage control as he possibly can.
"Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with," the pop star said in a statement. "But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did ... Once again I am sorry for all those I have let down and offended. I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn't understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made."
So what now? Last night Biebs uploaded the above video on Instagram that shows him and his two younger siblings celebrating his father Jeremy's birthday the other day, so in the wake of his latest scandal he's surrounded himself with his loved ones. Seems like he's going about this the right way...
And maybe he's reached out to Selena Gomez too? A source tells HollywoodLife, “Selena doesn’t think Justin is a racist, she just thinks he was acting stupid and immature. As far as him changing she does hope that he’ll grow up, she still sees the good in him and his potential.”
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