Following Justin Timberlake's wedding last weekend, plenty of his fans were heartbroken. Not because the heartthrob actor/singer/SNL cameo champ was off the market, but because reports surfaced that a video mocking homeless people was shown at his wedding.
The clip in question featured homeless folks rambling incoherently about Justin, Jessica Biel and fictitious friendships they pretended to share with the couple. The public reaction was uniformly negative. After all, the idea of a guy who spent millions on his wedding laughing at the homeless isn't exactly the kind of stuff that goes over well during an economic recession (during the Reagan Era, however, this would have been comic gold).
Well, those JT fans can rest easy now, because Timberlake set the record straight in a heartfelt online letter "to clear the air so no one has to ever wonder how I feel about it." The post is everything you were hoping to hear.
First and foremost, Timberlake denied the video was actually shown at his wedding. He also explained he had nothing to do with it and agreed with the disgusted public reaction to the clip.
"I had no knowledge of its existence. I had absolutely ZERO contribution to it," Timberlake wrote, calling the report that it was shown at his wedding a "silly rumor." Why then, is he apologizing for a video he didn't make?
"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"
What a stand-up guy! Even better, JT said he's forcing his friend to pay for the "distasteful, unsavory" video. "You can bet your ass that I'm having my friend do at least 100 hours of community service," he wrote at the end of the letter. "Boom."