A bunch of homeless people were tricked by Justin Timberlake’s friend, Justin Huchel, into appearing in a mock video congratulating Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel on their marriage.
Justin was pretty adamant that the 8 minute long montage wasn’t shown at his wedding in an apology he wrote on his website. He claimed it was more an inside joke about how he doesn’t have a lot of friends.
Anyway, one of the homeless men in the video, Eddie, wants his 15 minutes. He already hooked up with Gloria Allred and held a press conference on Christmas Eve saying Justin’s apology didn’t cut it and that he wants a face to face meeting with him and a direct apology.
“In fact, the word ‘homeless’ never appears in your letter,” he said Monday. “What I take from your letter and its purpose…is that you have a good heart but do not really understand the situation I face.”
“I didn’t know they were going to mock me with the video,” Eddie told the Daily News Monday. “I really feel bad about that.”
“I didn’t know I was going to be mocked by it,” he said. “We’re human beings as well. We need to be noticed and appreciated like other people. Not just to take a video of a person and put it in a rich wedding and then everybody laughs about it or whatever, like it’s a joke.” NYDN
Gosh, it’s like you can’t even make fun of the homeless anymore without them getting all huffy and, like, all, “You stole my dignity!”
Note that they aren’t planning to sue. Allred says this is just a moral choice Justin can make. Though it doesn’t seem Justin has any moral obligation whatsoever. I’m all for calling out celebrities for being douchebags but Eddie and his ambulance chaser are going after the wrong Justin. Huchel is the one who made the tape and gave it to Timberlake. If anything, they should be asking Huchel for a direct apology but they’re not because Huchel isn’t famous and that won’t give them the attention they’re looking for.