Justin Bieber’s Racism Is Evil Shirt Draws Backlash
Justin Bieber’s latest merch line has been met with criticism due to its racist message. The singer recently unveiled clothing from Simple Gospel featuring the slogan “Racism Is Evil” printed across the front.
On Saturday night at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY, Bieber observed a moment of silence to remember those lost and honor their families before taking to the stage to address the event. His remarks were likely motivated by the recent racialized mass shooting at a grocery store there that left 10 dead. Before performing at his concert, Bieber held a moment of silence for those affected and their families before offering an inspirational message from onstage.
At the start of his show, he asked his audience to stand and observe a moment of silence for the victims. He then encouraged them to reflect upon what had transpired. This message has since gone viral on social media platforms and appears to have touched many hearts.
On Friday night, Justin and Hailey were seen out and about in West Hollywood wearing chic casuals. Hailey donned an oversized leather jacket with vibrant neon green knee-high boots, while Justin kept things classy in a black hoodie featuring the phrase “racism is evil”. He completed his look with blue jeans and a black beanie for warmth.
On Friday night, Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber donned some stylish attire for a romantic dinner date in Los Angeles. Hailey donned an oversized black leather jacket with white top and mini skirt while Justin donned a hoodie featuring their famous phrase. Additionally, Justin donned oval sunglasses with chunky white frames.
In a video posted to Instagram, Bieber asked his fans to observe a moment of silence for those lost in the Buffalo shooting. He then challenged them to “ask yourself why” and remember the victims.
Though not the first artist to send out an anti-racist message through merchandise, this one is making waves in the fashion world. This t-shirt is part of Simple Gospel’s latest addition to their line which features items featuring messages from other musicians.
Barneys offers this t-shirt featuring an image repurposed from anti-Semite Marilyn Manson. Fear of God, the designer behind it, insists Manson gave them permission to use the image.
This t-shirt was originally created by Fear of God in summer 2018, but has recently been repurposed and is available on Justin Bieber’s new clothing line, Simple Gospel. Retailing at $195 at luxury retailer Barneys, this t-shirt will set you back an affordable $195.
Justin recently faced criticism for including an MLK speech as part of the interlude on his album Justice. Critics felt the song was too tone-deaf and lacking meaningful social change or civil rights messages.
Justin has endured harsh criticism, yet remains a beloved singer. His albums have sold over 100 million copies and he continues to tour around the world. In response to all this controversy, he’s taken a stand against racism – even taking Kanye West to task for his offensive remarks.