Honeymooning crooner Justin Timberlake has taken a quick detour from wedded bliss to sound off the criticism he and new bride Jessica Biel have been receiving after several homeless people were turned into laughing stocks in what was supposed to be a congratulatory wedding video produced by the newlywed’s friends.
The video, shown during the Timberlake’s wedding reception, featured people believed to be homeless, street musicians and transsexuals giving the multimillionaire couple blessings and well-wishes. The gag was the work a Los Angeles real estate investor who is a friend of the groom.
While Timberlake says the video was intended to be funny, he freely admits it was a “silly, unsavory video that was made as a joke and not in any way in mockery.” He also says he had “no knowledge of its existence. I had absolutely ZERO contribution to it.”
Way to cover your ass, Timberpuss.
Timberlake, 31, wrote in a post to his website Friday:
“I’d like to start off by saying that I don’t live my life making fun of people (unless, of course, I’m making fun of myself on SNL)…Especially, those who are less fortunate or those in need. As a matter of fact, growing up in Tennessee, I was always taught that we as people, no matter what your race, sex, or stature may be, are equal.”
“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).”
Timberlake wrapped up the letter with a touch of humor:
“You can bet your ass that I’m having my friend do at least 100 hours of community service.”