Shawn Mendes said sorry for past racist remarks on social media

‘Those words do not represent who I am,’ Shawn wrote.

For passing “racially insensitive comments” in the past, Shawn Mendes has made a public apology.

“When I was younger, I posted some racially insensitive comments over social media platform, and I am so sorry for it. I apologize wholeheartedly for what was said and understand how offensive those posts were. Those words didn’t represent who I am in real. And I think that there is no place for such kind of comments in this modern world. I will also stand for complete inclusivity, equality, and love,” Mendes posted on Instagram story.

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Fans were unimpressed by how he addressed the issues of past posts when asked about them during a Q&A session, reports eonline.com.

The Mercy hitmaker apologized for what he said. A tweet from Mendes Twitter account from 2015 was deleted after accusations of racism. Back in 2012, a comment using the N-word was reportedly posted on Mendes’ Instagram account and removed as well.

During a Q&A session, a fan asked Mendes that why he had never acknowledged the post in questions. To which, Mendes replied: “I just think that a lot of things just need to be moved on from, but I also think that the things that were sawed, like I had friends when I was 14 who would like take my phone and like post things of them, because they thought it was funny that I had like 2,000 followers and it was a big thing, and they’d post photos of themselves.”