One week after celebrating one of the happiest days of his life, Justin Timberlake feels the need to publicly apologize.
On Wednesday, Gawker revealed that one of Justin’s friends, Justin Huchel, produced a “joke” video starring homeless people offering congratulations to Justin, 31, and his bride, Jessica Biel, 30, after the pair married in a lavish and expensive wedding in Southern Italy on Oct. 19.
Two days later, the “Sexy Back” singer took to his official website to write an open letter apologizing for the insensitive footage.
“I had no knowledge of its existence,” Justin states. “I had absolutely ZERO contribution to it.”
Calling the video “silly” and “unsavory,” Justin doesn’t think his friends were intentionally trying to be rude.
“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,” he says, adding, “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).”
Though it’s being reported the video was shown at his nuptials, Justin says that’s not the case, “It was NOT shown at my wedding.”
“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,” Justin says. “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.”
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As for his pal, he’s not getting off so easy.
“P.S. You can bet your ass that I’m having my friend do at least 100 hours of community service… Boom,” Justin shares.