Yesterday, a years-old video of Justin Bieber telling a racist joke about black people made its way online. Quite predictably, this sent Beliebers—Bieber's monolithic horde of insane fans—into damage control, where they came up with more or less one singular response: Justin Bieber has black friends.
Behold, white teenagers looking to explain away their idol saying the N-word:
"Justin bieber is a racist! He hates black people" Me: 99.9% of his friends are black pic.twitter.com/LC15LilNVQ
— I♡U (@GirlSweater) June 1, 2014
Justin Bieber is'' racist'' If clear why 95% of his friends are black pic.twitter.com/2JVAVnvg8u
— Justin bieber ♛ (@_MrsMcCann_) June 2, 2014
— Jeniffer Ribeiro (@_Jeeniribeeiro) June 1, 2014
"Justin Bieber is racist" u must be dum af to believe that cause 99.9% of his friends are black as it was 5 years ago pic.twitter.com/zZBGMUcMGn
— 5SOS Is Life (@lovekidrauhllbh) June 1, 2014
— Norwegian Belieber (@Madde_bieber17) June 1, 2014
"JUSTIN BIEBER IS RACIST" OF COURSE, THAT'S WHY MOST OF HIS FRIENDS ARE BLACK! pic.twitter.com/NPlXf9rkCo
— ♥ (@swagy_23) June 1, 2014
Media :Justin Bieber is RACIST Reality: The Majority of his friends are black and the kid think he is black himself pic.twitter.com/NbYP5OctRS
— Inactive just 4 days (@superbieber52) June 1, 2014
Not convinced by random 16-year-old Europeans? Well, how about Soulja Boy, one of those actual black friends, who has apparently assured TMZ that Bieber is not racist.
Now Soulja tells TMZ he doesn't feel Bieber should be held accountable for something he said when he was 15. Soulja says Justin is still his boy and people should not think Justin is racist ... because he isn't.
In all honestly, Soulja doesn't sound too convinced.
Let's all listen to Justin Bieber's latest single, "Looking For You." It features the rap trio Migos.