Shawn Mendes says sorry for 'racially insensitive comments'
Pop star Shawn Mendes has apologised for previously making "racially insensitive comments".
Shawn Mendes has apologised for previously making "racially insensitive comments".
The 21-year-old singer opted to post his apology on social media days after a fan asked him about his past remarks during a Q&A session.
Shawn - who has previously been accused of making racist comments on Twitter and Instagram - wrote: "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 & 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 inclusivity, equality and love. (sic)"
Shawn was asked specifically about the posts on his social media accounts during the Q&A.
In response to the question, the chart-topping pop star 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 saw, 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
"And at the time, I was just like not thinking about it. I had no idea I was going to have 50 million followers, which doesn't make it any better.
"But yeah, totally, I apologise for everything insensitive that I said in the past. But with that being said, yeah, I think that's not my personality."