Justin Bieber Faces Backlash For Including Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On New Album — Here’s What He Said

Justin Bieber is catching heat after he used the words from a Martin Luther King Jr. speech in his latest album, according to Fox News.

Bieber released his sixth studio album titled “Justice” on Friday.

“Justice” opens with one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

The album also has an “MLK Interlude.”

The interlude is a 1-minute and 44-second clip of King’s “But If Not” sermon.

“I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live,” King said.

Chris Williams thought that the name of the album and the correlation to MLK Jr.’s brave actions and speeches corresponded with some of the music that was on the album.

After King’s segment on the album, Bieber sings about risking one’s life for romance.

“Why did Justin Bieber, a white man, use Martin Luther King Jr. on his album titled “Justice” which is about his wife who is a white woman?” one user wrote. “Otherwise, the music is cute.”

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“now I know the Rev. Martin Luther King is not on this Justin Bieber album, my eyes and ears must be deceiving me,” another user added.

“justin bieber really started a track with one of martin luther king jr’s speeches and proceeded to make the entire song about his wife……. huh,” another added.

“Justin Bieber album starts off with a Martin Luther King clip on a song about missing his wife. I feel like I’m going insane,” someone else wrote.

Bernice King took to Twitter.

“Each of us, including artists and entertainers, can do something,” she wrote. “Thank you, @justinbieber, for your support, in honor of #Justice, of @TheKingCenter’s work and of our #BeLove campaign, which is a part of our global movement for justice. #MLK #EndRacism.”

“What I wanted to do with this was amplify [Dr] Martin Luther King Jr’s voice to this generation,” Bieber told the outlet. “Being Canadian, it wasn’t so much a part of my culture […] this speech was actually during the time when [he had] a feeling that he was going to die for the cause, and what he was standing up against was ultimately racism and division. I think his message was that a lot of people can be afraid to stand up for what is right, but if you’re not standing up for justice — for what is right — what are you doing with your life? I’m sorry to get so deep, but these are the times we’re living in. That’s why I wanted to make this album because I think it’s very timely and very necessary.”

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