Justin Timberlake “Deeply Sorry” About Controversial Video, Insists Wasn’t Shown at His Wedding to Jessica Biel

 

Justin Timberlake at the premiere of "Trouble with The Curve"

Justin Timberlake at the premiere of “Trouble with The Curve”

Justin Timberlake has written an open letter and posted it on his website in which he apologizes for the controversial video featuring homeless people congratulating him and Jessica Biel on their nuptials.

In the letter, the newlywed states he “had no knowledge of its existence” and “had absolutely ZERO contribution to it.” What’s more, he clarifies that, contrary to reports, “it was NOT shown at my wedding.”

Timberlake goes on to say, “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 insists that his friends are “good people” and that the video “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.” However, “I think we can all agree that it was distasteful.”

Timberlake concludes the letter by writing, “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts. It really is a blessing to be able to speak directly to my true fans so that you can know exactly where I stand. P.S. You can bet your ass that I’m having my friend do at least 100 hours of community service… Boom.”

Here is the full letter below:

You can read Timberlake’s extensive letter here, but after a pre-amble that references the values of love and acceptance instilled in him by his grand-pappy when he was but a boy, frosting his tips in the Tennessee sun, Timberlake breaks down his apology:

“As it pertains to this silly, unsavory video that was made as a joke and not in any way in mockery:

 

1. I had no knowledge of its existence. I had absolutely ZERO contribution to it.

 

2. 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 (which IS kind of funny if you think about it).

 

3. Like many silly rumors that I have been made aware of about the week: It was NOT shown at my wedding.

 

4. I think we can all agree that it was distasteful, even though that was not it’s intention.”

 

Gawker.com, which first obtained the video, took it down after receiving multiple cease-and-desist letters from Timberlake’s legal camp.

SOURCE: E! Online

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