Justin Bieber acknowledged that his career has been shaped by black culture in a new post on Instagram. In the post, Bieber also pledged to use his privilege as a white celebrity to engage in work against racism.
“I am inspired by black culture. I have benefited off of black culture,” the post read. “My style, how I sing, dance, perform, and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture.”
“I am committed to using my platform from this day forward to learn, to speak up about racial injustice and systemic oppression, and to identify ways to be a part of much needed change,” he said.
Since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, Bieber has dedicated his Instagram page and huge platform to resharing news, resources, and shining a light on issues regarding police brutality and racism.