Pop star Justin Bieber has given a little tip of the hat to the "Black Lives Matter" movement while acknowledging his so-called "white privilege."
In an instagram post, the Beebs explained how racism is worse than ever, even though Jim Crow has been abolished and the U.S. elected a black president.
“I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American but what I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine light on racism, because it’s a real thing and it’s more prevalent now than I have ever seen in my lifetime,” Bieber wrote in the captions alongside yellow and black image of the Black Lives Matter logo. “We are all Gods children and we are ALL EQUAL.”
Bieber has remained largely apolitical throughout his career, although he has spoken out against abortion in the past, saying it was “like killing a baby."
His decision to speak out in support of "Black Lives Matter" comes a year after being accused of cultural appropriation for wearing dreadlocks; social media gave him hell for it.
“People are annoyed cause when black people wear this style they are stereotyped as druggies and are 'unkempt' look at Zendaya for example. She had fake dreads and she was stereotyped, But when people such as JB [...] wears them its suddenly 'the latest trend’,” wrote one Instagram user.
The same criticism was leveled against him for donning cornrows.