Newlywed Justin Timberlake has issued a lengthy open letter in which he apologizes for a ‘distasteful’ wedding video.
According to the letter, the star had no knowledge of the video, which was apparently made by his friends as a joke, not as a mockery.
The video hit the Internet this week and featured what appeared to be a homeless person and a transvestite, among others.
They speak as if they know the couple personally and offer well wishes to Timberlake and his new wife, Jessica Biel.
Timberlake’s open letter says in part:
“I’d like to start off by saying that I don’t live my life making fun of people (unless, of course, I’m making fun of myself on SNL)… 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. We have a saying there that “Everyone puts their pants on the same way (maybe this saying doesn’t apply to guys who wear kilts. Although, I’m sure they put theirs on the same way too…)”