Justin Bieber admits having “benefited from black culture” and will now “talk” about racism

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Justin Bieber used Instagram to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement amidst nationwide protests.

And in a message shared on Saturday, the 26-year-old promised to continue using his platform to “speak out” about racial injustice, while openly acknowledging his privilege as a white man.

“I am inspired by black culture. I took advantage of black culture, “Bieber wrote to his 138 million followers.

Engaged: On Saturday, Justin Bieber promised to continue using his platform to “expose” racial injustice, while openly acknowledging his privilege as a white man

“My style, my way of singing, dancing, performing and my fashion were all influenced and inspired by black culture.

Justin has been notoriously criticized in the past for reflecting the sound and style of black artists, as well as controversial sports dreadlocks in 2016.

Justin’s greatest inspiration and mentor – and one of those involved in launching his career – is fellow R&B star Usher, who happens to be African American.

He continued, “I am determined to use my platform from this day forward to learn, to talk about racial injustice and systemic oppression, and to identify ways to be part of an essential change. “

Own: “I am inspired by black culture. I took advantage of black culture, '' Bieber wrote to Bieber, his 138 million followers, photographed in January.

Own: “I am inspired by black culture. I took advantage of black culture, “Bieber wrote to Bieber, his 138 million followers, photographed in January.

Mentor: Justin's biggest inspiration and mentor - and one of the people involved in launching his career - is fellow R&B star Usher, who happens to be African American; Usher and Justin photographed in 2010

Mentor: Justin’s greatest inspiration and mentor – and one of those involved in launching his career – is fellow R&B star Usher, who happens to be African American; Usher and Justin photographed in 2010

In his latest attempt at online activism, Bieber paid tribute to the late Breonna Taylor, who died at the hands of police in Louisville, KY in March.

For her post, singer Sorry shared a photo of Taylor in her EMT uniform and provided her subscribers with ways to help justice in the manner of this 27-year-old young man.

In addition to his well-meaning tribute to Breonna, Justin has also bombarded his disciple’s timeline with various Black Lives Matter memes and quotes in an effort to inspire change and conversation in his comment section.

Criticism: Justin has notoriously received criticism in the past for reflecting the sound and style of black artists, as well as controversial sports dreadlocks in 2016; Justin pictured in April 2016

Criticism: Justin has notoriously received criticism in the past for reflecting the sound and style of black artists, as well as controversial sports dreadlocks in 2016; Justin pictured in April 2016

Bieber’s outpouring of support for the black community comes after the unjust murder of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.

Floyd’s death sparked days of protests across the country over police brutality against African Americans.

In the horrific video footage of Floyd’s death, he is seen saying that he cannot breathe while officer Derek Chauvin kneels on his neck.

Eventually, he became silent and limp, and was later pronounced dead.

Honoring Breonna Taylor: In his latest attempt at online activism, Bieber paid tribute to the late Breonna Taylor, who died at the hands of police in Louisville, KY in March

Honoring Breonna Taylor: In his latest attempt at online activism, Bieber paid tribute to the late Breonna Taylor, who died at the hands of police in Louisville, KY in March

Justice: For her message, the singer Sorry shared a photo of Taylor in her EMT uniform and provided her subscribers with means to administer justice like the future man of 27 years

Justice: For her message, the singer Sorry shared a photo of Taylor in her EMT uniform and provided her subscribers with means to administer justice like the future man of 27 years

Protests escalated after federal officials said on May 28 that they were making the matter a top priority, but did not announce any arrests at the time.

The Minneapolis police, accused of killing Floyd, Chauvin, was originally charged with third degree murder on May 29, but the charge was laid in the second degree on Wednesday.

Three other officers, Thomas Lane, 37, J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Tou Thao, 34, were arrested and charged with “complicity in murder,” according to the New York Times.

Messages: In addition to his well-intentioned tribute to Breonna, Justin also bombarded his disciple's chronologies with various Black Lives Matter memes and quotes in an effort to inspire change and conversation in his comment section.

Messages: In addition to his well-intended tribute to Breonna, Justin also bombarded his disciple’s timelines with various Black Lives Matter memes and quotes in an effort to inspire change and conversation in his comment section.

Quarantine partners: Bieber recently returned from a long period of confinement in Canada with his wife Hailey, 23

Quarantine partners: Bieber recently returned from a long period of confinement in Canada with his wife Hailey, 23

Bieber recently returned from a long period of confinement in Canada with his wife Hailey, 23.

On Saturday, the couple – who married in September 2018 – were spotted enjoying an impromptu camping trip in Utah National Park.

Justin and Hailey arrived by RV and seemed to be having a good time with animals in a field near their campsite.

Camping trip: On Saturday, the couple - who married in September 2018 - were spotted enjoying an impromptu camping trip in Utah National Park

Camping trip: On Saturday, the couple – who married in September 2018 – were spotted enjoying an impromptu camping trip in Utah National Park

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