Justin Bieber regrets racist remarks

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Singer Justin Bieber regrets making racist remarks when he was younger and has urged people to stand against racism.

The 25-year-old was caught on camera using offensive terms when he was 14 - including a clip where he changed the chorus to his song One Less Lonely Girl by substituting "girl" for the N-word.

Alongside an Instagram post bearing the words 'STAND AGAINST RACISM', he wrote: "When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words. Racism Is still very prevalent and I want to use my voice to remind we are all human being and all of EQUAL VALUE!"

The Love Yourself hitmaker - who is married to model Hailey Bieber - previously issued an apology five years ago after TMZ shared a video of him telling a racist joke when he was 15.

The website explained they had received the clip - which was shot backstage at a promotional event - four years prior to that but decided not to post it because of Justin's age and because he "immediately told his friends what he did was stupid".

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