Justin Timberlake might want to get some new friends!
The singer / actor is publicly apologizing for a wedding video his friend sent him as a gag, but Justin doesn't think it's so funny.
As a "joke" L.A. realtor Justin Huchel produced a 8:30 minute video titled "Greetings from Your Hollywood Friends Who Just Couldn't Make It," which featured homeless people and some seem to be intoxicated or mentally ill, congratulating Justin and his new bride Jessica Biel on their marriage.
Today, the 31-year-old released a lengthy statement about the situation:
"I am (by nature) a pretty private person. So, I don't really take it upon myself to comment on things that so often go misunderstood or something that has even shed any kind of dark light on what was and will always be one of the most special weeks of my life," the Trouble with the Curve star writes. "But, in light of the recent events, I can't fight the urge to clarify my thoughts and feelings on what has been a very upsetting portrayal of the people closest to me and myself. It's not who I am as a professional or as a man."
I don't live my life making fun of people (unless, of course, I'm making fun of myself on SNL)," the "Dick in a Box" performer continues. "Especially, those who are less fortunate or those in need. I grew up with a family and community that instilled ideals in me like hard work, honesty and empathy. As a matter of fact, growing up in Tennessee, I was always taught that we as people, no matter what your race, sex, or stature may be, are equal."
Justin went on to clarify that he had nothing to do with the video and had, "no knowledge of its existence" and "had absolutely ZERO contribution to it,"; "My friends are good people. This was clearly a lapse in judgment. . . I don't believe it was made to be insensitive," he said; "It was NOT shown at my wedding," he says of one rumor; "We can all agree that it was distasteful, even though that was not it's intention," he added.
The "Sexy Back" singer continued to say, "I am NOT defending the video. I agree with the overall consensus. I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended," he concluded, adding he is "holding myself accountable."
Justin is also holding his friend accountable!
"You can bet your ass that I'm having my friend do at least 100 hours of community service."