Justin Bieber knows there is still a lot of work to be done in the fight for racial equality.
Bieber, 26, has spoken up over the last two days about Black Lives Matter. Despite backlash from some people who told him to stay out of it, the Canadian singer insists on his unwavering support for the cause.
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Some may say what good does it do to post “black lives matter…” I’ll tell you why.. I want everyone to know what matters to me. I want people to know what is heavy on my heart. I want people to know I haven’t forgotten. I want to use the platform i have to remind people that racism is evil and it is ingrained in our culture. I want my black brothers and sisters to feel supported, seen and valued. If this bothers you I just want you to know I’m not going to stop talking about it. Ever.
“I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American,” Bieber captioned an Instagram post on Wednesday. “[W]hat I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine [a] light on racism.”
Bieber continued to express his support in an additional post.
“Why can’t Black lives simply just matter?” he asked. “Don’t change the subject.”
Bieber’s two Instagram posts have been liked by a combined 1.62 million people and counting.