Popular radio host Elvis Duran has some sound advice for Justin Bieber after two damaging videos broke recently — one showing a reportedly 15-year-old JB telling a racist joke, and one of him using the N-word and joking about joining the Ku Klux Klan.
Elvis Duran tells ET bluntly:
I really think it’s a good time for Justin — as a very talented artist, which we’re totally forgetting about — it’s time for him to go away for a while. He needs to just disappear, grow up some, love life, learn how to be a guy and be a man, and come back and put an album out and it’ll be number one.
He also thinks people have become somewhat immune to JB’s highly publicized antics.
My theory about Justin in that there’s something awful being written about him every week – it’s to the point where I don’t even think people hear it anymore. As awful as these tapes are, I think people are saying, “Oh, well, no surprise there,” because there’s so much negative there about Justin.
Justin responded to the second video released Wednesday — featuring him laughing while singing an N-word filled racist parody of his 2009 song One Less Lonely Girl — by posting a Bible verse on his Instagram about sins and forgiveness.
And how does Elvis feel about his response?
You know what, he’s not — he’s not an awful guy. He makes bad decisions — makes him look bad — but the things he’s posting in his defense, I think he’s just trying to figure out what to do.
VIDEO: Elvis Duran INterview on Justin Bieber’s racism scandal.