Justin Timberlake issues apology over 'silly' wedding video of homeless people
Justin Timberlake has issued a public apology over a video of homeless people which was reportedly played at his wedding.
Biel, 30, and Timberlake, 31, married on October 19 at a southern Italy resort before family members and friends. The video, made by two guests, was played and later leaked online. The video featured several transients and a drag queen on the streets of Los Angeles talking about Biel and Timberlake.
"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," Timberlake wrote on his official website on October 26. "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."
A lawyer for one of the people who provided the video told ABC News that the footage was "to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake's knowledge."
In the video, which starts out with the message, "Greetings from your Hollywood friends who just couldn't make it," one man is shown telling the couple, "Jessica and Justin, I haven't seen y'all in a long time. My gift is in the mail."
Timberlake wrote in his open letter that he doesn't live his life "making fun of people" and that the "silly, unsavory video" was made "as a joke and not in any way in mockery."
He also defended his friend who made the video in the letter, stating that his friends "are good people" and did not make the video to be insensitive. He also denied that the video was played at his wedding.
In his conclusion, Timberlake joked that he would be making his friend complete at least 100 hours of community service.