Justin Timberlake wrote an open letter on his website apologizing for the video his friend made mocking the homeless and promises to make his friend do 100 hours of community service. May I suggest picking up used needles off the streets of Skid Row?
In the letter, Justin says he didn’t know it existed and did not contribute to it. He defends his friends saying they’re good people and that this was clearly a lapse in judgement.
He tries not to throw Justin Huchel under the bus claiming it was a joke about not having that many friends at his wedding. A bit of a stretch. It was pretty obvious the joke was that no one at the wedding would associate with these poor people. See? It’s funny because they don’t wipe their asses with gilded toilet paper like us!
Justin goes on to say it wasn’t shown at his wedding and agrees that it was distasteful.
Once again, in the world that we live in where everyone thinks that they know everything, I want to be very clear… I am NOT defending the video. I agree with the overall consensus. But, to use another “pants” analogy… It seems that these days, misconception gets around the world before the actual truth even wakes up and gets it’s pants on.
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.
He’s not defending the video yet he says the punchline of the joke was himself. This was bordering on a “I’m sorry you were offended for not getting the joke” apology.