Justin Bieber wasn’t actually ‘Sorry’ for what he’d done

The song was about a girl

Justin Bieber shouting “fuck Bill Clinton” and kicking over a bucket and mop. Justin Bieber buying a monkey. Justin Bieber leaving a quite offensive message in the guestbook at Anne Frank’s old house. Justin Bieber crashing supercars and visiting brothels in Brazil.

On paper, Justin Bieber had quite a lot to be sorry about. Which is what we all thought this absolute banger was about:

But we were wrong.

Talking to GQ, Bieber revealed what was actually going down. It wasn’t a personal apology for his numerous public transgressions:

People ran with that – that I was like, apologising with that song and stuff. It really had nothing to do with that . . . It was about a girl. Everyone when they start growing up realises, ‘Man, I did some dumb shit when I was younger.’ It’s not just me . . . If I could go back I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am.”

I just hope Selena Gomez appreciates how sorry he was.