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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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IKnowthismuch    

Let's be real, he knew exactly what he was doing with his mother sitting right next to him. It's something that was very obviously allowed in his household. At 15, you know very well right from wrong. Stop blaming it on his youth. He is IGNORANT along with everyone that allowed the joke to go on. And he wonder's why he is in the top 5 of the most hated person in the U.S.A. !

As for the other person that wrote FREEDOM OF SPEECH - my word to you is that YOU TOO IS AN IGNORANT PERSON!

115 days ago
32.

Almightyrahh    

Dont you guys kinda find it funny how that video of one direction came out earlier this week and now we have this one of justin bieber.. sounds like a pr move by 1D camp!

115 days ago
33.

ioomian    

Racist defined: a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. soooo if u believe in black power in any shape or form than u r a racist my friend!!!!!!!! & again I am an American man of color! #TMZ EAT S**T. This site is propaganda @ the highest level... We are in the mist of a race war & can not see it...Now thats sadd!

115 days ago
34.

claudia304    

I stopped watching TM because you r nothing but trouble makers. Do you keep bringing up this racist stuff because your main guy is black and you r Jewish? Im sick of the racist excuse for lazy uproductive people!! TMZ you r nothing but trouble starters!! Why dont you publish the racist songs and comments the black people say about the whites? Because we the white people have more class then to cry racism all the time!!!

115 days ago
35.

Kim    

I do not believe Justin is a racist. He was 15 years old for goodness sakes. Look at him now, I wonder if he is any white? Justin properly learned that behavior from his dad during his visitations since they were divorced. His mom is a Christian

115 days ago
36.

scrooyoo    

Harvey told his first gay joke at 5 and look at him now.

115 days ago
37.

nicci    

Come on, TMZ! we all told this joke in grade school in the 80's...quit trying to make something of nothing!

115 days ago
38.

tmz4uandme    

It's kinda funny...

115 days ago
39.

Seriously?    

Bieber once a looser always a looser! Go back hm to Canada! So sick of the Bieber!

115 days ago
40.

trusturtechnolust    

Oh no, everybody get out your pitchforks! It's time to crucify this kid in the media for the next week for making an dumb and insensitive joke several years ago.

It annoys me that now everybody has this mindset of "something needs to be done about this" every time something comes up in the media about someone having made a racist joke or comment once.

It's this bull**** "white guilt" that people seem to think they need to feel in order to be a good person and not be seen as a racist themselves, so we all jump on the bandwagon of punishment and revenge.

Just let him apologize for being an dumb kid, something we all were at one point, and move on with life.

115 days ago
41.

Ron Fing Swanson    

That wasn't even a joke no one should be offended. Although everyone should want to punch him because he's a goof.

115 days ago
42.

Just Steve    

NO NEED TO READ ARTICLE..we all know Justin beiber is black...what next Tom Cruz making white jokes...

115 days ago
43.

Daron    

The joke wasn't even funny.

115 days ago
44.

Katy    

I don't understand what is people problems with this kiddo. i'm not a fan but i do accept the kiddo have talent that's why he is were he is. You can see that they're just playing. He might be kinda dumb but he's not racist, come on. I'm half black half white and to be honest racist jokes or comments doesn't get on my skin. and plus everybody tell racist jokes once in a while even black people and then nobody says anything. But its only racist when its about black people he...

115 days ago
45.

cmg    

Everyone needs to get over the race issue. Do u know how many racial jokes I heard when I was a child. I'm part polish and almost everyday at school I got teased and heard every polish joke for years.

115 days ago
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