In the wake of Justin Bieber’s Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis, he has been focusing upon the positive.
Justin is optimistic about the future. He is also putting a positive spin on the past.
Over the weekend, the Biebs posted a touching Father’s Day tribute.
He expressed high hopes for what’s to come, and touched upon another important holiday.
On Sunday, June 19, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to post a throwback photo of him with his dad.
“Love you pops! Happy Father’s Day!” he wrote as a tribute to Jeremy Bieber.
“So much to look forward to. Best is still ahead of us!” Justin affirmed. “Honored to be your son.”
It is no secret that Justin and his father did not always have a rock-solid relationship.
Pattie Mallette raised Justin as a single mom for most of his childhood.
Though they stayed in contact, Jeremy really reentered his life after Justin was catapulted to fame as a teen singer.
Justin went from growing up in poverty with a single mom who worked hard to give him opportunities.
He is a one-in-a-million example of achieving his dreams of musical superstardom on talent alone.
Justin would have been well within his rights to have nothing to do with his dad, but that was not his choice.
Through Jeremy, Justin has multiple half-siblings.
We don’t doubt that their relationship may be more complicated than it appears on the surface.
But it is clear that Justin has a lot of love for his father, and chose to honor him on Sunday.
Speaking of Sunday and Justin Bieber’s social media activity, he also posted about Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is a holiday marking the arrival of the United States military in Texas to free Texan slaves.
Celebrated since 1866 and a Federal Holiday since 2021, this is an annual and sometimes bittersweet celebration.
White captors in Texas had conspired to keep Black Americans enslaved even after the Civil War ended.
On June 19, 1865, the army ended the “peculiar institution” of slavery.
Some fans may wonder why Justin Bieber made two posts about this holiday.
In recent years, Justin has gone above and beyond to emphasize how the Black community has influenced him.
He has come a long way from being an ill-behaved youth.
These days, he frequently uses his platform for good causes.
By educating his 243 million Instagram followers, Justin can make a real difference.
Racism is thriving, and political malefactors are trying to revise how history is taught in order to obscure the truth about America’s past.
Only by confronting our history can we learn from it.