Justin Timberlake sorry: Actor apologizes over homeless people video for his wedding with Jessica BielBy Angel Cuala on Oct 27, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood •
Justin Timberlake posted an apology letter on his official website on Friday, October 26, 2012, saying that he is deeply sorry for the video, which features homeless people greeting him on his wedding with Jessica Biel in Fasano, Italy on Friday, October 19 and reportedly cost about $6.5 million.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
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As noted by Gawker on Wednesday, an 8:30 video made by Justin Huchel, Timberlake‘s longtime friend, showed homeless people in the streets of Los Angeles sending their greetings to the newly wed couple. The said video was made a private joke to Timberlake on his wedding, without his knowledge.
According to the report, an 8-minute clip was shown on their website, but was later removed after Huchel‘s lawyer sent a letter to them asking them to remove the video, noting that it was a copyrighted material stolen from them. Gawker initially did not take down the video until another letter was send to them.
Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake apologizes for the controversial video but noted that it was made for fun and not to insult the homeless people, adding that he had no knowledge about it and that it was not shown on his wedding. The 31-year old ‘Friends with Benefits’ actor emphasized that he is not defending his friends.
“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.” Timberlake wrote at JustinTimberlake.com.
“I think we can all agree that it was distasteful, even though that was not its intention. Once again, in the world that we live in where everyone thinks that they know everything, I want to be very clear… I am not defending the video.” Timberlake noted on his lengthy sorry letter.
“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.” Timberlake added.
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