According to Billboard, Justin Bieber, who actually ended Morgan’s record-setting chart run back in March with the release of his album Justice, shared an Instagram story this morning featuring a screenshot of Morgan’s hit song “Sand In My Boots” and the caption:
“Love this album.”
Justin Bieber shows love to Morgan Wallen’s album ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ in new Instagram story:
Fans were quick to remind Biebs of Morgan Wallen’s recent n-word controversy, as well as remind Biebs of his own n-word use back in 2014.
Justin quickly deleted the post and posted a series of stories apologizing for sharing Morgan’s music. He claimed that he didn’t know about the Morgan Wallen news:
“I had no idea that the guy’s music I posted was recently found saying racist comments, as you know I don’t support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination. I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone I offended.
When I was a kid, I was incredibly ignorant and said some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly were not funny. I hurt a lot of people especially the black people in my life but was fortunate enough to have had them educate me on the horrifying origins of the n word.
This brings those painful memories back up, I will always take ownership for my ignorance and my past because I know I am not that person. I know that I have apologized for this before but knowing that this is such a sensitive issue I believe it’s important to bring this up to hopefully educate people who may be ignorant to the topic of racism and how hurtful it is.
I have so much more to learn and I’m grateful for my black brothers and sisters for being patient with me as I have a long way to go.”
Like anything on the internet these days, Bieber statement garnered mixed reactions.
A litany of fans, stans and haters were quick to remind Bieber of the Morgan Wallen news, while others claimed that there was no way that he didn’t know about it.
If you remember back to 2014, TMZ revealed a clip of a young Justin Bieber (14 years old) performing a racist rendition of his hit single, “One Less Lonely Girl,” featuring a number of N-words and even a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.
And while we’re on the topic, it looks like the fandom may be mutual. Back during his The Voice days, Morgan shared a hotel room cover of Bieber’s “I’m Sorry.”
And while I have you here sucked into the latest pop culture news, here’s a song from John R. Miller… you should listen to John R. Miller.