Remember that time Julianne Hough wore blackface for Halloween, and everyone was like “is she racist, or just really dumb?” and we all came to the conclusion that she just made an ignorant, unwise choice decidedly not based in hate. Yeah. Well. This isn’t like that.
A young Justin Bieber (sporting that famous, feathered mushroom ‘do) is featured in a video clip that shows him grinning while telling a horrible, racist joke that even your crazy great-uncle no one likes wouldn’t tell at an uncomfortable family picnic. TMZ has the entire clip of the video you can watch if you feel like being even more disgusted, but the gist of it goes something like this:
‘Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?’ then started making the noise of the chainsaw and concluded his ‘joke’ with ‘ Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****.’
I…I can’t even believe I just had to type that. Because I can’t in good conscience even begin to speculate what would cause a young kid to ever, EVER, think that was okay to say–especially a famous kid being recorded–I’m just going to pose the question of how much more the world is willing to tolerate from this jerk before his blinded-by-what-God-only-knows fans will stop feeding this beast?
I know he was a few years younger in this video, but that doesn’t make it excusable in any way. I’m wondering how his PR camp will handle this, especially given the fact that his mentor and plenty of people he’s worked with are African-American. The only conceivable way they can spin this is by announcing that for the last few years, Justin Bieber has been on a one-man quest to achieve the status of Most Insufferable Human Alive.