Justin Timberlake Apologizes For ‘Distasteful’ Wedding Video
Justin TImberlake has issued an apology over a wedding video which mocked homeless people. The singer, 31, who married Jessica Biel, 30, in a lavish $6.5million ceremony in Italy last week, branded the clip ‘distasteful’ and admitted he was ‘deeply sorry’ about the incident.
He was eager to distance himself from the controversy, making it clear he had ‘no knowledge of its existence’ and had ‘absolutely ZERO contribution to it.’
The video was created by Justin’s real estate friend Justin Huchel. It shows real homeless people on the LA streets purporting to be acquaintances who couldn’t make it to the opulent ceremony.
Timerlake posted a 700 word open letter to his fans on his website on Friday.
He said: ‘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.
‘More so, I think it was made as a joke on me not having that many friends attending my own wedding (which IS kind of funny if you think about it).
He added: ‘I think we can all agree that it was distasteful, even though that was not its intention.’
‘I want to say that, on behalf of my friends, family, and associative knuckleheads, I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by the video. Again, it was something that I was not made aware of. But, I do understand the reaction and, by association, I am holding myself accountable.’
Ashton Tyler | Elite.