Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to speak out against racism, saying that he is “willing to stand up” against racial injustice because it is “more prevalent now than I have ever seen in my lifetime”.

The star posted a yellow and black image that read, “Black Lives Matter”, showing support for the anti-racism movement, further writing in a caption: “I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American but what I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine light on racism, because it’s a real thing and it’s more prevalent now than I have ever seen in my lifetime.”