Justin Bieber wants to use his celebrity to speak up about racism.
In a passionate Instagram post, the singer acknowledged that he has used black culture as an inspiration for his work, and succeeded because of it. Thatâ€™s why he now wants to become an advocate for racial tolerance, using his privileged role to speak up about the cause.
â€œI am inspired by black culture. I have benefited off of black culture,â€ the â€œYummyâ€ singer wrote on Saturday. â€œMy style, how I sing, dance, perform and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture.â€
He continued by sharing that since he has such a massive following, he hopes to use his fame to help be an asset to the anti-racism movement.
â€œI 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 part of a much-needed change,â€ Bieber wrote.
Bieberâ€™s social media feeds have frequently mentioned several well-known cases that have prompted calls for justice in recent weeks. On Saturday, he dedicated a post to Breonna Taylor, the Kentucky woman who was shot and killed while she slept in her home back in March during a failed attempt by police to serve a â€œno-knock warrant.â€
â€œSwipe right to see how we can help celebrate her #breonnataylor,â€ Bieber wrote, along with a photo of Taylor in her EMT uniform, and instructions on how to sign a petition and contact elected officials on her behalf.
After participating in the Blackout Tuesday initiative on his Instagram page on June 2, Bieber posted a series of messages to his page in solidarity with the anti-racism movement.
â€œAll lives to do not matter until black lives matter,â€ he wrote earlier this week.
Bieber also encouraged people to vote in the primaries, sharing that while he canâ€™t vote in the United States, he wants to motivate others to do so.
â€œIâ€™m Canadian so I canâ€™t vote, you can vote for me,â€ he captioned his post, which featured all the states where voting was open.
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