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Justin Bieber’s Ex-Bodyguard Defends His Racist Joke By Saying We All Make Them

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Justin Bieber attending a party at Cannes May 2014

Ready to continue being amazed by how quick people are to defend everything Justin Bieber does? Good, because I've got an example for you. After video emerged this weekend of a 15-year-old Bieber telling a racist joke that included the N-word, he released an apology explaining that he didn't know any better then and he's since grown up and learned from his mistakes. (Haaa, yeah right.) But he's not the only one commenting on it. His ex-bodyguard, Kenny Hamilton, posted a string of tweets in Bieber's defense.

Here's how it starts out.

Really, Kenny? We all make jokes about people's appearance and race? Maybe you do, and maybe Justin Bieber does, but that doesn't mean the rest of us do. And no, comedians don't make millions of dollars from using racial slurs. That's generally the kind of thing people get upset about. I'm not even going to mention the fact that you should be using “prejudiced,” not “prejudice,” except oops, I just did.

Okay, so I guess it wasn't just a typo. The assertion that Bieber wasn't raised to think racist jokes are okay is debatable if you believe, as a lot of people do, that the woman offscreen laughing and encouraging Bieber's little stand-up set is his mother Pattie. Either way, it sounds like an adult who should be reprimanding him for his comment and not approving of it.

I'm sure he does regret saying it, since he's been caught now. I explained this morning why the whole “grown a lot in 5 years” argument is idiotic. He's shown no signs of growth or maturity, and he still uses his youth as an excuse. He doesn't get to pick and choose when he's an adult and when he's a kid.

Ah, yes. Blaming it on the media. Classic. The media didn't force him to use the N-word on camera. Or to make any of the other stupid decisions he's made.

The fact that one black person who knows Bieber personally isn't offended by his comments doesn't mean other people aren't, and it doesn't make what he said any less racist. Just like Bieber having black friends doesn't make the N-word fair game, contrary to what a lot of Beliebers seem to think.

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