In what can only be described as an indisputably bad idea, a ‘funny’ video was played at Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s wedding party that mockingly featured homeless people wishing them well.
The video, WHICH CAN BE VIEWED HERE begins “Greetings from your Hollywood friends who just couldn’t make it,” and then proceeds to show vagrant or otherwise less fortunate California residents giving advice and wishing them the best. It would seem that this was a ‘surprise gag’ video for Justin and Jessica, put together by an idiot who wasn’t smart enough to figure out that it’s distasteful and that, gee – maybe someone would leak it to the media.
The not so smart instigator of the idea was reportedly real estate agent friend Justin Huchel, whose lawyer sp0ke out after the video was posted on Gawker: ‘Mr. Huchel made [the] video to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake’s wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake’s knowledge.’ Rather than offer much in the way of an apology, the attorney went on to say that they would ‘immediately file suit’ if the video was publicized, since that would infringe on Hutchel’s copyright.
Both Timberlake and Biel have given much of their time and money championing charitable causes. Timberlake has donated proceeds from fundraising to MusiCares MAP Fund which helps address addiction and recovery needs of members of the music community, and also provided aid for Hurricane Katrina victims, so all it seems he is guilty of is having bad taste in friend selection.