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15-Year Old Justin Bieber

TELLS RACIST JOKE

[VIDEO]

6/1/2014 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber Racist Joke
A 15-year-old Justin Bieber told a racist joke to friends ... knowing his own photog was in the room and rolling.

The video was shot backstage at a promotional event early in his career ... where Justin cracked this terrible joke ... "Why are black people afraid of chain saws?"  His punchline, repeatedly saying, "Run N****r."

TMZ got this video 4 years ago but we decided not to post it ... in large part because he was 15 and immediately told his friends what he did was stupid.  People connected with Bieber say one African American was present at the time he told the joke, although that really doesn't matter much.

The video was posted Sunday on a British pay site.

Sources connected with Bieber say he is "frustrated and sad" and now wants to address it publicly, which we're told he will do in the next day.

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Myself    

Here come the racist cries… Bieber is a douche and a punk but he is not a racist.

94 days ago
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TheMoniq64    

Not surprised, next!

94 days ago
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MariNapp1    

Why doesn't TMZ and Harvey quit tryin to ruin peoples lives hell this is ridiculous go report something else. This is America and we have Freedom Of Speech

94 days ago
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bkblueknight    

hey lil wayne, is bieber still your boy?

94 days ago
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static    

Say hello to karma you little turd.

94 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Fifteen? I cut all 15 year olds a lot of slack. He can't be much of a racist considering the company he keeps. I'd say nearly all teens know a slew of offensive jokes dealing with race, stereotypes, etc.

94 days ago
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Jereas    

The SUN has posted the video publicly for the first time, right after 1D's smoking weed and saying racial slur came out. The reporter of the SUN works for One Direction's management and they leaked the video from the past to deflect from their shocker scandal.

Bieber was 15 when he said that, but quickly apologized after.
The member from One Direction is 22, but laughed it off and didn't address anything. He didn't apologize but went along with whatever he does best, snort coke.

94 days ago
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LOLOL    

Bieber isn't racist. He's just a foolish young dude with lots of money. Plus he isn't even educated, so ya know..

94 days ago
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Drunk'n sailor     

Next story

94 days ago
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drakeswifey    

Not surprising. Lol can't wait til usher gets wind of this

94 days ago
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Drunk'n sailor     

Why did the white guy sell his pet parrot. Cause he thought it had fallen in love with him. "Polly want a cracker"

94 days ago
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zombie    

Hmmmm, and Paula Deen used a racial slur 30yrs ago during a robbery and was not cut any slack.

94 days ago
13.

oneflypr    

F*Q JUSTINE BEIBER

94 days ago
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FuckYouTMZFreedomofSpeechmyAss    

Freedom of Speech!!!

94 days ago
15.

the man    

Does this mean he'll be forced to sell his beliebers team?

94 days ago
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