While Justin Bieber‘s Instagram is generally a repository of Purpose Tour merch, memes and photos of him pulling faces, the singer took the the platform this week to take a stand against racism and spread a message to his young fans in support of Black Lives Matter.
In a post overnight, the singer wrote:
I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American but what I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine light on racism, because it’s a real thing and it’s more prevalent now than I have ever seen in my lifetime.. we are all [Gods’] children and we are ALL EQUAL.
Bieber’s statement comes a week after he appeared as part of the Hand-In-Hand telethon to raise money for survivors of the hurricanes that recently battered the US and surrounds, and ended up bringing in more than $55 million.
The likes of Beyoncé, Drake and Nicki Minaj also appeared, and Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun said: “I think the whole point of what we’re trying to say with this telethon is that the devastation of the hurricane means we need to help each other – but it doesn’t stop or end there.”
You can see his post below: