A second racist video from years back emerged yesterday, this time showing a young Kidrauhl repeatedly using the N-word and joking about joining the KKK. But shortly after this shocking clip leaked online, Justin issued yet another heartfelt apology.
In a statement released to E! News, Justin said:
Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with. But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger.
I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn’t understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made years ago. At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did.
Justin, now aged 20, also looked to his faith to help him as he faces the backlash for his youthful ignorance. He Instagrammed an excerpt from Jesus Calling, a daily devotional by Sarah Young, that encourages sinners to confess their wrongdoings to God, and not to seek “refuge in the darkness” or indulge “in self-pity, denial, self-righteousness, blaming, and hatred.”
“Come close to Me and let My Light envelop you,” the passage reads, “driving out the darkness and permuting you with peace.”