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First off, sorry I didn't post a video last week.
I was actually in Australia and Singapore
for a couple of weeks.

But anyway, I haven't done
a rant in a very long time.

I mean a legit rant from back in the day
where I would just turn on

the camera, wake up, try to figure
out how I turned on the camera

before waking up--you know what I mean.
Just ranting in one spot with no cutaways.
But I didn't say anything about tearaways!
Aaay!
It's a bad joke.
[crowd goes 'awwww']
Not a good start.
So back to the topic.
The last time I made a rant
about Justin Bieber called Bieber Fever

he was the biggest thing in entertainment.
Literally, that should tell you
how long ago that was.

And I was basically talking about
this innocent, humble
16 year old heartthrob.

However, four years later
you say 'Justin Bieber'

and you definitely don't think
'innocent, humble 16 year old

heartthrob' anymore.
Anyway, even if you couldn't
care less about Justin Bieber,

we all know who he is
and how he's been getting

into a lot of trouble lately.
From vandalism to drugs
and, most recently, a little racism.

And for those of you that might
not know, about a week ago there was

a video about Justin Bieber
making a black joke where he says

the N-word and pretty much
everyone called him a racist.

And obviously he publicly apologized for it.
But then a few days later
another video leaked of him

making another racist comment,
this time in [soft form].

If you haven't seen that video,
it's basically 15 year old Justin Bieber

singing his song,
'A Less Lonely Girl!'

But instead of 'girl' he uses
the N-word and sings it over and over.

And just when you think it couldn't get
any worse, he brings up the KKK.

And if that first video wasn't enough,
after this second one

everyone is calling him a racist.
He's been caught with drugs, doing
so many other stupid things, and now this?

I could easily pick the safe route
and talk about how unfit

he is to be a role model because,
honestly, I agree with that.

He should not be a role model for kids.
But that would be boring
because everyone else is doing

that right now or they're going
to be for the next couple weeks.

But if the question is
if Justin Bieber is racist,

I can honestly say that I see both sides.
And I'm about to give you the side
that's probably a little more unpopular.

Like I said, I still don't think Justin Bieber
should be a role model for kids.

Not because he does drugs
or does other stupid things,

it's because he gets caught doing them.
He can take all the drugs
and do all the stupid things

he wants.
It's his life.

But he has so many kids looking up to him,
he has a responsibility

to not let those things get out.
But that's just my opinion.

And now because
of those two leaked videos,

everybody and their mothers
are saying that Justin Bieber's a racist.

And, personally, I really don't think he is.
I'm sure a lot of other
people agree with me too,

but they don't want to say it because
they don't want to sound racist.

Let me tell you why.
Both of these videos are of Justin Bieber
when he was 14 or 15 years old.

And as a teenager everybody
says and does stupid things.

And if you're in your twenties
and you could still see your MySpace

I bet if you went back and read it
you would see how stupid you are.

You'd say things or write things
that you would never do now.

And if you're a teenager now,
you might think that things

you're saying and doing aren't stupid
now, but check your Facebook

in 5-10 years and I'm pretty sure
you're gonna think otherwise.

And I know a lot of people are
gonna say that him being a kid

at the time doesn't make it any less racist.
I agree, he doesn't.
He said the N-word

and some pretty racist things
that got out to the public.

But like I said, everyone does and says
regrettable things when they're kids.

And even if you don't excuse him
for his age and you still think

he's a racist, as bad as it may sound,
he was clearly not serious
about what he was saying.

I mean, in the first video he
was literally making a joke.

Jokes aren't meant to be serious.
If you were black or a stand-up comedian
that wasn't black and he said

what he said, people
would just let that slide.

It's just because he's Justin Bieber.
A lot of people don't like him,

so he's instantly a racist.
In the first video, he
was literally making a joke.

It was a racist joke,
but still it wasn't serious.

The second video's a little edgier,
but it's still pretty obvious

that he was joking.
I mean, he's spoofing his own song
while other people are laughing with him.

It literally looked like a video
of a bunch of friends goofing off

together, hanging out in a room privately.
I'm sure he never meant
that video to be seen or heard ever,

just like the Donald Sterling situation.
Which brings up a good point.
There's a big difference

between the Justin Bieber
situation and Donald Sterling.

See, I do believe that Donald Sterling
is a racist because

in his recording he says
some things that were clearly serious

and not meant to be a joke
or make people laugh.

But the thing that makes him racist is
that he actually sees other ethnicities

as inferior to his own and he acts upon it.
See, that's a real racist.
Justin Bieber just said some racist things
to make people laugh.

Sure, call him an idiot,
but he's not a racist.

There's no evidence of him treating
people differently because of race.

Even if sometimes he acts
like an ass to fans or flight attendants

or Seth Rogen--
it's not because they're black.

He's an ass to everyone! Equally!
He's an equal ass!

I mean, look at his Instagram.
He has black friends.

I'm pretty sure if he
didn't like black people

he would not be friends with them.
So overall, to wrap up, no I do not think
Justin Bieber should be a role model

for kids and in no way am I
defending him, but he's not racist.

I guess that is kind of defending him.
But I'm not defending him
because I'm a Belieber.

I just don't think it's right to be calling
someone a racist when they're not.

Calling someone a racist is
a big deal in this day and age

and you can't label someone a racist
just because of a couple of jokes

they made back when they were a kid!
I mean, if you can honestly say
that you've never said something

as a kid that you wish you didn't say,
and if you never repeated

a black joke or any racist joke
that you heard to a bunch of family

and friends in a private location
thinking no one else would hear it,

congratulations. You literally might be
the best person in the world.

The best person that I know, at least.
You should be the next Justin Bieber!
The President, the Pope!

Because you're pretty damn close to perfect
and people should be following

a role model like you.
But then again, if you really do believe
that you haven't done

anything wrong in your life
and you think people

should follow what you do,
it's pretty cocky of you to think that.

And now I hate you.
See how that works?
And I'm gonna say it again:
Just because this video

is based on racism and I already know
the comments, my last name

is Okinawan so it's
pronounced HEE-ga.

Not Higga.
So it's pronounced NigaHEE-ga.
If you're interpreting it the other way,
that's because you're reading it wrong

and that would make you a little racist!
But anyway, thank you guys
again so much for watching.

Like I said, this was my first rant
in a long time without any cutaways.

Although I did have a lot of urges
to do so, especially on that one

part of the video where I said:
"Wiggle...he's an ass to everyone!

Equally! He's an equal ass!"
So close.
TEEHEE
This video's racist, man.
No...what?!
You can't get away with saying all of this.
You're not a stand up comedian,
you're not black,

and you don't have any black people in it!
Yes, there is!
You're in it.

In the very beginning, remember?
First off, sorry I didn't
post a video last week.

I was actually in Australia
and Singapore for a couple weeks.

What?! I'm in the video?
See? What'd I tell ya'?
Hell yeah, I'm a n-------!
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Is Justin Bieber Racist?

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Halu Hsieh published on June 10, 2014
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