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Mike Tyson

I Forgive Justin Bieber

'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

6/5/2014 8:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0605-tyson-bieber-tmz-01Justin Bieber is getting an N-word pass from Mike Tyson -- at least for now ... because "Iron Mike" is chalking up JB's racial comments as a "mistake" that he hopes the pop star can learn from. 

Tyson decided to voice his opinion after watching Whoopi Goldberg discuss the video of Justin's racially charged parody of "One Less Lonely Girl" back when he was 14.

Whoopi had said Bieber's youth and Canadian-ness factored into why he thought it may have been OK to use the word at the time ... but believes that he's since learned the word is off-limits.

Tyson agreed -- tweeting, "I agree with you @whoopigoldberg. We all make mistakes and I believe @justinbieber is learning."

If you're keeping count ... Tyson, Mayweather, Goldberg and Lil Wayne have all voiced support for Justin, who has since apologized for dropping the n-bombs.  

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Lipwhule    

TMZ you are the devil. Leave this poor kid alone. It is predatory and exploitation. One day you guys will pay for it

106 days ago
17.

Halfpint    

Ok the "N" word is hateful and demeaning, however the rappers, gangsters and gangster wanna bees have been using this word for years and because if that the word has little significance anymore. I am not saying that the word should ever be used. In fact Justin should have his mouth washed out. But change must start with the people who have taken it upon themselves to use the word with blatant disregard for the ancestors.

106 days ago
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risk19    

This is RIDICULOUS, LETS BE Serious if this was a RANDOM Caucasian 14 y/o I am sure all of these celebrities would be OFFENDED!!! THEY DO NOT SPEACK FOR THE GENERAL AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC. IT IS DISGUSTING!!

106 days ago
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FREEDOM    

JUSTIN IS BEING VICTIMIZED.

106 days ago
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Jasmine Rain    

Judgmental people just didn't get caught. I'm sure beiber and sterling are not really racists. Sterlings only problem was hooking up with an ugly worthless hore and beiber was a kid at the time...

106 days ago
21.

MaryDtn9    

Reminder: We are constantly bombarded with Media Lies and Hater BS.
This is about the racist environment our children are expose to by some of us.
Justin was a naive and easily influenced kid. JB is not a racist. Shame on us!
The Media and Haters are desperate for exposure and profit at other's expense.

106 days ago
22.

FREEDOM    

FF UU CC KK THE WIGGA PASS. HE DOESN'T NEED THERE APPROVAL.

106 days ago
23.

FREEDOM    

HARVEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER. HE WAS LITERALLY FF UU CC KK EE DD OVER AS A LITTLE BOY.

105 days ago
24.

IDKMan    

Leave the kid alone for once, this kid never gets a break! Tmz is all over him, there's plenty of other celebs out there doing worse things and they're doing them right now, unlike Justin who did it in the past

105 days ago
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missdiva22    

omg get over it move on he mademisskae so what we all do justin bieber is not a racit justin bieber is still a very good person he has a good heart too I am still fan of justin bieber ,s **** you tmz I hate you guys **** all of you

105 days ago
26.

Sassy    

I'm so sick of this leave Bieber alone crap!!! He said worse than Donald Serling ever said and they wanted his head!!! What a bunch if hypocrites!

105 days ago
27.

BLKCLK500    

Justin stop being a dick. What happened to that sweet kid we all fell in love with ?

104 days ago
28.

adam14wright    

JUSTIN FEVER MUSIC 2011 VIDEO 2011

ADAM WRIGHT JUSTIN BIEBER
70:00 PM

39 days ago
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Brenda Jones    

The best marriages are between an ex ho and a gigolo. Stop being so judgemental. you never know what life will bring or what decision you may make. I would rather have a ex gigolo then a man who did not have a clue.
The skyper who mention father figures, shut up. You probably did not have one and any excuse will do to be a male ho or unpaid gigolo.

9 days ago
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