Gee whiz. Justin Timberlake marries Jessica Biel, and you'd think those two crazy kids could go off and have a happy honeymoon before beginning their days of man and wifetime. But noooo!
As if JT wasn't busy enough denying that he spent 6-and-a-half million semolians on this shindig, along comes a story about his buddyboy Justin Huchel, whose name we should know because he's a big real estate hotshot in Los Angeles, Cal. Well, we know the name "Justin" ok. Huchel, I'll have to look around.
So Huchel made an eight-minute "gag" video featuring edentulous Hollywood street people wishing the newlyweds the best, promising to send along gifts, and saying they were sorry they couldn't make it to the vow-saying. In case you missed it, the "funny" part of this is that these are poor people who do not fit in the high-level social stratum that Huchel, Timberlake and Biel occupy. One man was shown saying, "Justin and Jessica, I haven't seen you for a long time. I hope the wedding goes fine for you. My gift is in the mail." But the joke's on him. He wasn't even invited!
Isn't that the funniest damn thing you ever read?
Well, the worst thing that could have happened, happened. Some goofball lost a copy of the DVD and they showed a clip of it on that pesky internets thing, and here's Happy Honeymooner about breaking his neck to a) apologize and b) throw his friend under the closest bus.
Justin says his friends who were involved are all real good people - most real estate magnates are - and they suffer from lapses in judgements just like everybody so we're all guilty and should stop being so smug.
Read what he wrote: the video "was clearly a lapse in judgment which I'm sure no one who is reading
this is exempt from. But, I don't believe it was made to be
insensitive." In other words, we'd have all done the same, given the chance to humiliate other human beings and rob them of some more of their dignity, and you're being a prude if you found it insensitive.
The truth is, I find Timberlake to be an engaging performer. His bits on Saturday Night Live are generally funny, and he shows talent in music and acting as well. We can't blame him and his friends if they get a little puffed about him marrying rebellious Mary from 7th Heaven and cavorting around like fools. And although he hasn't checked in with my free advice website (GuideMeMark@yahoo.com) I still pass along this advice to him and anyone else who finds themselves in with bad companions:
If you can't change the people around you, change the people around you.