Justin Bieber called racism ‘satanic’ at a concert that ran out completely in Buffalo Saturday night, just hours later white supremacist 10 people were killed in a local supermarket.
The singer posted a clip of the performance on Instagram where he asked his fans to become allies in the fight against racism.
“There is a lot of division in this world,” the singer told the crowd.
“A lot of racial injustice. And as you and I know, racism is evil, and it is satanic. But what you and I must do – we will be the difference makers.”
Bieber urged the audience to start conversations with friends and family about issues of social justice.
“We have to be the people who can continue to have conversations with our friends, families, and loved ones,” he said. “We’re still allies, to keep talking.”
Bieber also posted a message with the video clip.
“Racism will not corrupt God,” Bieber wrote in all hats to his 235 million followers on the platform. “We stand by you and we stand against this racist terrorism.”
Earlier, Bieber posted a message he reposted from producer and musician Harv, who was also close to the massacre when it happened.
“It could have been me because I’m black in America. Why is there all this hate?? That is it [an] I mentioned the original message.
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