Justin Timberlake Apologizes for Homeless Wedding Video
Justin Timberlake issues a huge apology for the “distasteful” video made for his wedding to Jessica Biel.
Timberlake’s friend Justin Huchel, a real-estate agent, made a video featuring homeless people and even a transvestite around Los Angeles sending Justin and Jessica well wishes for their big day. What was supposed to be a private gift for the couple went viral and upset many because it’s viewed as insensitive to those less fortunate. Timberlake agrees and has issued a big “I’m sorry” for the video and his friend’s “lapse in judgment.”
“I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by [it]. I was always taught that we as people, no matter what your race, sex, or stature may be, are equal. My friends are good people. This was clearly a lapse in judgment which I’m sure no one who is reading this is exempt from. But, I don’t believe it was made to be insensitive. I think we can all agree that it was distasteful. You can bet your ass that I’m having my friend do at least 100 hours of community service… Boom.”
It wasn’t just the fact that the video was mean spirited in the grander scheme of things, but now some of the participants of the video are speaking out about it. One man identified simply as Eddie said, “One guy came up and said, ‘I’m gonna bless you today’… He says, ‘I want you to say a few nice things for somebody I know that’s gonna get married.’” Eddie was simply told to do the task and was paid $40 bucks. Now he knows what it was for and says, “That makes me feel really bad … that was a trick played on me.”
The video wasn’t shown at Timberlake’s wedding and he had no idea it was coming, but one has to wonder if the video never went public, would Timberlake just have laughed at it and forgot about it?