Oh jeez Louise. Justin Bieber, I've tried to defend you. I felt you were headed for good things when you decided to make a guest appearance on So You Think You Can Dance. I didn't really believe you were trying to steal that woman's cell phone at the mini golf course.

But you keep on doing things, or I should say -- you've done things in the past and we keep on finding out about them -- that make you look really, really bad. And in this case, racist-bad -- which is pretty much as bad as it gets. The latest Justin bad news is going to be the most difficult of all for him to explain. A video just surfaced of the 20-year-old pop star, taken from when he was 17, and he has been caught using the N-word 5 times in a racist joke.

The Sun released a clip taken when Bieber was filming his documentary Never Say Never. In it, the teen is laughing with a pal and asks him, "Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?" Here's his answer: "Run, n--, n--, n--, n--, n--!"

First of all: I don't get it. But that's neither here nor there. The real question is: how in the hell did Justin -- who had been famous for a few years by this point and should have been used to publicity  -- think it would be okay to tell this joke in front of a camera? Now, maybe you're saying: uh no, the real question is -- is Justin Bieber racist? And you'd be right for asking that. But, considering how some of his closest friends and colleagues -- including Jaden Smith -- are African American, my guess is that he isn't so much racist as he is foolish. And 17 in this clip. And, yes, a very foolish 17-year-old.

Then again, I don't know many people who go around telling racist jokes or using the N-word whom I feel aren't racist.

So, I don't know about you, but I'm perplexed by this one. According to the Sun, Biebs' people tried to pay a lot of money to keep this video from being released. As of now, Justin hasn't commented, but stay tuned to see how he plans on addressing this latest bit of crazy in his life.

Here's the vid clip:

Do you think this video proves Justin Bieber is racist? Or was he just being a dumb kid?

 

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