American singer Shawn Mendes has rendered his sincerest apology after his defensive attitude about the racially ‘insensitive’ tweets he got involved when he was a 14 year old boy.
The 21 year old singer previously disclosed that he had planned to “move on” from the N-word posts which talked about “light-skinned girls.”
However following the lambaste on social media by fans, he has updated his fans that he “wholeheartedly apologizes.”
In an Instagram post, he said: “I posted some racially insensitive comments on social media when I was younger and I am so sorry.”
“I apologize wholeheartedly for what was said and understand how offensive those posts were.”
“There is no place for comments like that and those words do not represent who I am. I stand for complete exclusivity, equality and love.”
“I had no idea I was going to have 50 million followers, which doesn’t make it any better.
“But yeah totally I apologize for everything insensitive I said in the past, but with that being said, yeah, I think that’s not my personality.”
Shawn has been in a romantic relationship with Singer Camila Cabello after their joint track “Senorita.”
Reports indicate that they will perform together for the first time at VMAs next week.