Justin Timberlake’s friends are a–holes who make “joke” videos with the homeless

Two days ago, LaineyGossip posted an awful blind item. As in, the subject matter was awful, not the blind itself. The blind was all about the “wedding gift” some friends made for a recently married couple. The “gift” was a “funny” video in which homeless people talked on camera about how they were super-sad to miss the celebrity couple’s big, fancy wedding. Because the “joke” is that homeless people are SO funny, what with their homelessness and not knowing where their next meal will come from, and the joke is that of course the celebrity couple would invite some homeless people to their wedding. If you couldn’t tell, I have no idea what the “joke” was supposed to be. Anyway, Lainey only said that it was NOT Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and I think most people, even the blind-item-challenged, were like “Huh, I bet it’s Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel”. Yeah.

Gawker reported yesterday that Justin’s friend Justin Huchel, a real estate agent (“joke?”), was the one to make the video or organize the video somehow:

After the guests at Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s wedding were whisked to southern Italy via private jet last week, they were greeted by a video produced by Timberlake’s longtime pal, L.A. real estate agent Justin Huchel. The video had a gag: Huchel hit the streets of Los Angeles and asked a bunch of homeless people, street musicians, and transexuals to wish the multimillionaire newlyweds well. Funny, funny stuff.

The 8:30 video featured street interviews with ten people, many of them obviously homeless, premised on the idea that they were friends of Timberlake and Biel’s who, for whatever reason, couldn’t quite swing the trip to the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia for the nuptials, which were reported to cost $6.5 million. “Greetings from Your Hollywood Friends Who Just Couldn’t Make It,” reads the opening title card, “Featuring Sid, Chuck, Robert, and More!” Sid, Chuck, Robert, and others appear to be penniless and living on the street. Some of them are obviously intoxicated, mentally ill, or both, and at least one of them is entirely incapable of speaking.

“Justin and Jessica, I haven’t seen you for a long time,” one toothless man tells the camera. “I hope the wedding goes fine for you. My gift is in the mail.”

A male off-camera voice, apparently Huchel’s, asks the man when he last saw Timberlake and Biel, adding, “Did you and Jessica mess around?”

At one point, after commentary from an apparently transexual man, Timberlake’s “SexyBack” is played in the background.

Another glassy-eyed apparently homeless man woozily tells the camera, in a lengthy and rambling monologue, “Jeez I miss you so much. I wish I could be there.” (“There” being the $1,000-plus a night Italian resort hanging out with guests like Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg. “Here” being behind what looks like a McDonald’s.) Others mumble unintelligibly in response to questions about when they last hung out with Timberlake and Biel. When one shirtless man says he saw them at the L.A. Coliseum, the male voice asks, “were you performing with them?”

[From Gawker]

Gawker contacted Huchel, and his attorney sent Gawker a letter threatening to sue, which you can read in its entirety over at Gawker. The lawyer says, “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.” I could parse that statement all day long. What is the “private joke”? Does Justin just spend his days, joking about homeless people? WTF? To me, this is the celebrity-gossip equivalent of Mitt Romney’s 47% video. What happens in private never stays private.

People Mag cover courtesy of People.com. Additional photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. teehee says:

    I have hated Justin since the time he was with Brittney and I always suspected he played a good heaping role in her massive breakdown— cos he’s an a$s. And this proves it some more– a total jerk.

  2. Eve says:

    I was waiting for CB to cover this.

    Before anyone says Timberacts had nothing to do with the making of this video (which he probably didn’t)…let me say this: the man who did it is one of his closest friends, he probably knows what Timberacts usually laughs at. He thought this would please/amuse his douchebag friend.

    Also, the only acceptable reaction (from Timberacts and the woman who can’t get nice roles because she’s just too beautiful) would be standing up, saying that wasn’t funny and asking them to stop the video RIGHT THERE. If they, at their 6 million dollar wedding, just sat there and laughed…

    Not once in my life I laughed at a homeless person. I could go on and on about this, but the post would be too long, I’m busy right now and so absolutely disgusted by this I can’t see straight.

    By the way, Huchel deleted his Twitter account.

  3. Mia says:

    This is sick. There’s absolutely no way to spin this. What is more angering is that the people involved (Justin and Co.) are probably whining among themselves about how this video was leaked and privacy blah blah blah and not thinking of how WRONG this is. Sick, twisted human beings, to go out of their way to use homeless people as their entertainment to laugh at.

    • Eve says:

      Not probably, Mia. That’s EXACTLY what they’re doing.

    • jinni says:

      Yeah, they probably think that the people complaining are being PC and aren’t cool/edgy enough to get the joke. I wouldn’t be shocked if they don’t try to spin this into being some kind of commentary on society message that we simpletons just didn’t get or some bs like that.

      • Mia 4S says:

        The only acceptable reaction from these losers at this point is to take all the money they made pimping those wedding photos, match that money (at minimum) and donate it to homeless charities. It won’t make things right but at least it will acknowledge the issue and provide some needed funds. And this “real estate agent” if he has any balls should pitch in too.

      • jinni says:

        @Mia 4S: That would be a great idea, but Justin would have to be truly humble in order to do something like that. Considering his past interviews plus the fact that his friend is trying to make it seem as if Justin shouldn’t take part of the blame (which I’m sure Justin and his people are encouraging) I don’t think anything like that is going to happen.

      • Pterille says:

        I think if they were truly horrified they would have issued that statement and made that donation immediately. What they are doing, so it appears, is gauging public reaction and probable fallout before parting with a dime of the money Justin so ardently negotiated for (which was well below that which he attempted to procure).

        It’s also evident by the suspiciously-placed Britney photo that the folks at People magazine feel naught but disdain for Justin and his control-freak ways, especially in his choosing of this particular image for the cover.

        Coming as it does on the heels of his being dropped by that charity for “disappearing when the cameras stopped” and not getting more involved despite their pleas, it will be interesting to see the impact on his career. I think Biel may get a pass (as per her underwhelming career options) as she is clearly the submissive here, as Justin’s chosen photo makes exceedingly clear.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      Justin is so undeserving of what he has and where he is in life. To think about it makes me so angry.

      I always thought Jessica was harmless. A bad actress and fashion girl, but always doing some kind of in the trenches charity work. I hope she doesn’t share his sense of humor.

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      Thank you Mia! There is just never an excuse for behavior so foul. I have a pretty broad sense of humor and this is just so far from funny on any level. If it had been my wedding day, I would have stopped the tape and cried.

    • smith says:

      The “spin” I’m hearing is that Huchel did this as a commentary on society between the have-and-have-nots and was “teasing” Justin for spending so much on his wedding when there are homeless people out there.

      Yeah, I’m not buying it either, but that is some of the crap I’m seeing on other message boards from people defending this.

      • TG says:

        I keep deleting my comment to your spin theory, I mean the theory you are hearing out there because I am so enraged. There is no way to spin this. As others have said I always knew he was a tool even before I ever read any gossip on him. I bet the folks over at E will be salivating to appease him. My girl Guiliana will offer to shine his shoes or something. I agree I think People magazine wanted to piss on him too and that is so awesome that they put Britney’s photo up there and this was before they evne knew about the video. Get him with a one two punch. Punk.

      • Esmom says:

        O.M.G. I cannot believe they are trying to spin it that way. Sick.

    • slh says:

      Re: Mia
      One of Justin’s friends, Rob Knox, is already doing so. Check his twitter.

  4. Christine says:

    You are the company you keep.

  5. xoo says:

    this couldn’t be more disgusting

  6. Boo says:

    These are despicable people. And that’s all I’ve got.

  7. handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

    Money can’t buy class.

  8. Leigh says:

    Remember back in 2007 – when future/sex came out? …everyone liked JT because no one knew he was such A DOUCHE…

    He must miss those days….

  9. Ranunculus says:

    I would want an annulment the next day. But I would have never wanted a guy like Justin in the first place.

  10. Adeli says:

    This is despicable on every level. Really? Using homeless people as your f*cking entertainment? I’ve always thought there was something douchebaggy about JT. It’s confirmed now. I hope their marriage is miserable.

  11. sam1925 says:

    The statement was clearly made to make things easier on Justin but he still looks like a tool. When your best friend makes a video like this, it’s clear that he thinks you would find it funny.

    Although late on commenting but that wedding photo is horrible. It’s like two separate photos put together. Not to mention it looks like Justin has crazy eyes.

  12. Guesto says:

    Vile, despicable, contemptible, beyond low. And everything that Eve said above.

  13. KWM says:

    You all expressed how I feel too.

    There are no words to how disgusting this is.

    Hope they are still laughing, now all I will remember of their “big day” is that they are complete a-holes.

  14. Shitler says:

    I have no problems seeing Justin & co laughing raucously @ this video. This is in tune with what I expect from him. Stories of his douchebaggery abound from him refusing to order drinks & food directly from waiters & having a friend act as an intermediary so as to avoid talking to people who (gasp!)have to work for a living. I hate this dude

  15. Eve says:

    *BOOM*

    Eh, the comment is gone now…

  16. Bad Irene says:

    Dear Justin, Jessica and friends,

    It would be wise to remember that all the people featured in this video have more class, dignity and integrity that any one of you will ever have in your lives.

    It would also be wise to remember that, there, but for the grace of God go we.

    Signed,
    Someone who wants to punch your lights out right now (I suspect I am but one of many)

  17. geekychick says:

    Money can’t buy you class. Obviously, it can’t buy you humanity, either.
    JT, you disgust me.

  18. Ali says:

    Hey I will say it. Over reaction. You are not the company you keep and everyone who cares so much about the homeless when did you last donate money or volunteer to help them…

    • Po says:

      I donated money yesterday and I, my family, and the company I work for donate time and money regularly.
      Now let me say this, the only part of this that might be an overreaction is expecting anything more from this entitled little snot.

    • virginia5 says:

      how are you not the company you keep?

    • Eve says:

      Because not donating or volunteering equals making fun of them, right?

    • Izzy4ya says:

      Regular SR volunteer here from LA. It’s not an overreaction, it’s fvcking gross. And if you knew how exploited and abused homeless people are by folks like you, you would understand why it’s not funny. Maybe I’m also thinking about the number of times homeless people have been assaulted and killed for entertainment too. This type of wedding entertainment is how people learn to stop seeing the homeless and mentally ill as PEOPLE. This is how acceptable violence starts…as a joke

      • Beatrice Sparkplug says:

        @Izzy4ya: Well said.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Ali is party correct and mostly wrong.

        I have a friend that loves the gritty indie film Hobo With A Shotgun. It’s simply people filming homeless people to fight to their deaths for money and worse too.

        Point is he likes it, everyone else hates it, but we’re still friends. All of our friends do things we would hate.

        To show this at a wedding though? Where people probably laughed. The balls on these people! Poor taste and poor character.

    • stevona says:

      I competely agree! I bet this person is no longer friends with Justin because I think he would definitely disassociate himself from this person.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Yesterday. And your point?

    • Erinn says:

      There’s a difference between not donating, and exploiting them as a joke. I have donated a bit of money over the years. Nothing extravagant because I don’t have it. But I have NEVER made a joke at a homeless person’s expense. And if you can’t tell that there is a difference between two things, I feel sorry for you.

    • pwal says:

      I was wondering when the ‘your friends aren’t a reflection of you’ brigade would show up.

      I’m sorry, but yes, your friends are a reflection of you. Acquaintances… not so much. But then again, acquaintances don’t have the access to screen a special video message to the bride and groom.

      Video-douche Justin is friends with Make Everything about Me except when things get too hot-douche Justin Timberlake.

    • Marigold says:

      Donating money to the homeless or not is irrelevant to this story. It’s about dignity and respect for fellow human beings. If this video hadn’t been made, no one would be on here, out of the blue, saying JT should be donating to the homeless. And for the record, I’m sure many commenters support the homeless on here. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Justin has too. But all the money in the world doesn’t equate to being humane and kind.

    • Shitler says:

      @ Ali
      that comment of your’s was very stupid. How does not contributing money to the homeless equate to making fun of them?

    • hoya_chick says:

      Actually Ali, showing respect for fellow humans and not degrading them by making fun of them is in no way equivalent to donating money/time to homeless charities. You are missing the entire point. Just because some one is less fortunate than you does not give you or anyone else the right to look down on them and use them as spectacles in your friends multimillion dollar wedding. Justin and said friend are equally gross.

      Also, I consider my friends a reflection of me. We have similar taste in music, movies, and while we don’t always share the same views on every political and social issue they are basically good people as I would not hang out with anyone who I found to be morally reprehensible.

      And if anyone remembers how he behaved on his ‘punk’d’ episode, like a giant man-child douche who starting crying and calling his mom you can see that he has pretty much always been a tool!

      • Little Darling says:

        @Hoya_Chick: thank you for making my morning by reminding us all of how lame JT really is. Nothing more telling than a boy crying and calling his mama when things go bad. This seems to be a strong indication of his inability to be able to deal and take care of things like an adult. Jessica is going to be changing two sets of diapers if she ever procreates with him.

        Also, How typical is this that they are getting all of this fallout after their wedding. What a prize jBiel, what a PRIZE!!

      • TG says:

        Just watched the Punk’d video. Had never seen it. What a dumb crying little baby. He was dumb enough to beleive the Feds were taking his dogs too. Him claiming his ugly pickup truck was $50,000. How lame. His last words were get off my property since the people who work for Punk’d aren’t worthy of him. What a loser. I am also watching E! News right now and those losers are too scared to mention the video. I can’t believe they are protecting this punk.

    • Audrey says:

      I think what this guy did was insensitive and asshole-ish. But, I certainly don’t control my friends’ actions. I can react to them, but don’t control them. What is most telling is how JT reacted to it. Do we know how he reacted?

      • Erinn says:

        The thing is though… if you’re hanging around with douchebags, and think they’re good people it IS kind of telling. I’m not saying this is your specific situation, I’m making a general statement. If my friends acted the way Justin’s did I’d certainly be in the market for new friends.

      • LAK says:

        You don’t hang out with people because you can control them. You WILLINGLY hang out with people because on a basic level, you share views. I am not talking about once a week/month people you share an event with. We are talkig a person(s) you consider your best friends. Where you can predict their reactions to stuff because you would react the same way. Share the same sense of humour etc. This is why that saying ‘show me your friends and I will know who you are’ or ‘birds of a feather flock together’ come from. If your best friends make a douchy video FOR YOUR WEDDING, it’s because they know you will find it funny.

        And as far as we know, no one at that wedding objected to the video (all 8minutes of it) until it became public. So they are all whining because they were caught NOT because they are sorry. And hiding behind legal moves.

        If your friends are douchy, then so are you.

    • TG says:

      @Ali – You are the company you keep.

    • smith says:

      Get off Timberlake’s jock for crying out loud. But then again, he needs all the “fans” he can get.

      How do you know the people who are disgusted by this haven’t given money to the homeless? I am blessed to be financially stable and I have given money to several charitable organizations that help the homeless.

      You’re probably a fan of “Bum Fights” too, right?

    • Jamie says:

      Nice try, but NO. You are the company you keep, the people you hang around with reflects on you. END OF STORY. As for donating to the homeless, that is in no way equivalent to these rich ass douchebags making fun of them at their $6.5 million wedding. Give me a break. There is absolutely NO excuse for this, it is degrading, humiliating, despicable, callous, cruel, I could go on and on. Shows JT’s true colors, which I saw as far back as his Cry Me A River music video. He’s a douche and his friends are too.

    • Me Too says:

      I donate regularly, thank you very much, and frankly your comment misses the point. Even if you don’t or can’t donate to help homeless folks, you don’t denigrate them. If JT was a good and honest person, we’d be hearing that the friend did this and he stood up and said to stop the video, this is just not funny.

      Undoubtedly, we’ll hear that next from the poor victim himself. He’ll go on Ellen and say it was all a misunderstanding and he’s made a large donation and some people will be fooled.

    • Janet says:

      You choose the company you keep, and if you choose this kind of company, it says volumes about you.

    • jaye says:

      How much any of the people who think the video is wrong donates to the homeless is so besides the point. Wrong is wrong.

    • babythastarsshinebrite says:

      I don’t think I’m any better than the homeless but I do think i am better than people who get make fun of others misfortunes.

  19. Spogliami says:

    He is so disgusting! I wonder if he was always like this or has fame changed him. Also I read reports he snubbed lance bass and Joey fatone from his wedding because they did dwts and he considered it low class. Hey Justin you wouldn’t be anywhere without Nsync how about a little humility.

  20. Kimbob says:

    LOL…talk about a PR NIGHTMARE for Justin & Jessica!

    I want to feel sorry for Jessica, but I just can’t. She obviously knew the type of person JT is, & married him anyway. And now that she’s married him (probably her “dream come true”), look @ the fallout they’re dealing with. This kind of reminds me of that saying to “don’t pray for what you want…you might get it in spades.” WOW…how apropo!

    And JT? All I can really do is laugh because now the whole world knows what I’ve suspected about bratty, snot-nosed JT….he is an “elitist” who thinks he’s so much better than the minions.

    JT would have really been the perfect groom for GOOPY, not Jessica.

    I’m kind of glad this came out, because we all know what type of people Justin & Jessica are because, as it’s been so aptly described by @Christine (blogger comment #5), you ARE the company you KEEP. A truer statement I’ve never heard.

    • Little Darling says:

      It is a PR nightmare that none of us could have expected. Only I wish it didn’t involve those less fortunate than us. I know we all hoped for some debacle, and probably could have all been satisfied with just the cover photo alone (Brit Brit, crazy Justin”tommy cruise”jump, Jessica-alone in the corner where evidently JT puts his “baby”) but to have this to stew over. It actually isn’t surprising at all, but in a gossip sense, it’s kind of gold. I kind of want a bigger deal To be made of it, but Justin seems too well received to suffer fallout from it.

    • j says:

      haha, yes. All people will remember about their lavish wedding is that it was punctuated with this terribly cruel act, and that the resulting photos became a meme. Way to go, Justin!

    • Ranunculus says:

      Oh come on Goopy wouldn’t touch boy band singer Justin with a tent pole. She gotten rid of Brad Pitt in time because she doesn’t like dumb guys. It’s actually strange why JB thinks she has to stoop so low AND marry a douche like Justin. Nobody will care for this guy in 5 years, hell I don’t now why he is still around these days given the fact that he has very little talent, bad looks and a stinky attitude.

  21. mln76 says:

    There’s no way this was humorous what absolute creeps.

  22. tracking says:

    What horrible, horrible people. There are just no words. I wsn’t a big fan before, but I will make a point of NEVER watching anything with which they are associated again. Don’t put another dime in these cold hearted pr*cks’ pockets!!

  23. SmokeyBlues says:

    A wedding is an event when many couples actually choose to donate to charity, to give back to others in honor of the love and happiness they have found. This, on the other hand, is completely twisted.
    How sad and miserable they must be, spending millions on a wedding and laughing at unfortunates from their home town. They are as unhappy deep down inside as any homeless person, and their marriage will not last.

    • Liv says:

      I really don’t get it. It’s not only that they spent millions for their wedding, which I find disgusting, they are also making fun of homeless people. I don’t know how they can look in the mirror each day.

      • Cazzee says:

        In addition to everything else, I feel bad for the decent human beings who attended this wedding, watched the video as it was shown all the way through, and were appalled by this spectacle. Even at an event like this, probably 25% of the people there were disgusted and offended by this video.

        Can you imagine how the non-showbiz family members felt about this while they were watching it? Not everyone at that wedding was an awful person…

  24. lucy2 says:

    That is truly horrible.
    I don’t even know what else to say about it.

  25. Gal says:

    They need to give that $300,000 they made to the homeless people in that stupid video.

  26. Maybe im in denial says:

    I truely believe justin would not be ok with this horrid video.He doesn’t come off as a person who would fine it funny.

    • mln76 says:

      I disagree strongly. I can totally see him laughing about this in his fake ass way thinking its an SNL skit ‘d***k in the box’ type joke. He’s arrogant and lame and he surrounds himself with other d-bags.

      • cs says:

        +100
        And I’m sure he’ll throw this guy under the bus just like he did Janet Jackson, Britney and C Diaz. Justin cares about no one except Justin. It’s sad he’s such a douche because he is musically talented.
        I remember when he/Nsync did a commercial for some fast food restaurant and he said their stock went up because of it. I thought, he’s so full of himself. He and Jessica ” I don’t get parts because I’m too beautiful” Biel deserve each other.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        @cs please post a link to the article where she says “i don’t get parts because i’m too beautiful”.

        Beil seems like she hitched her star to a DBags wagon, but not a bad person.

        I bet Jessica hates JT’s friends anyways since they helped him cover up his cheating to her

      • Liv says:

        Alexandra, just google it, I read it too. Lainey for example was all over it.

        And “Maybe I’m In…” – just check TG’s link in comment 29. He’s an idiot. If he would had been disgusted by it, he would have denied his involvement long ago.

  27. TXCinderella says:

    I’ll bet alot of Hollywood types are just like this. They all show up to the charity events so as to be seen, but do they really do anything to help under the radar without the publicity? I doubt it. Their kind of help is donating an item (that they probably got for free) for a charity auction. Do they actually donate any of their own money? If Justin thinks that making fun of the homeless is funny, then he is a sad speck of a human being.

  28. Tiffany says:

    The editor’s of People have to be seething right now. There is no way to spin this.

    • pwal says:

      Of course there’s a way to spin it – omission. I watched GMA this morning and didn’t see any mention of this despite the fact that they spent several minutes discussing the People cover on yesterday’s show.

      Of course, I was in the bathroom at certain parts of the telecast, so I could be wrong.

  29. noo noo says:

    I feel compelled to comment on this because i can’t quite believe was a spoilt bunch of people they are – not just jessica and justin but the entire wedding party too Absolutely disgusting.

  30. Jazz says:

    How disgusting and reprehensible.

  31. hoya_chick says:

    I always believed he was a douche and this only reaffirms it. I don’t understand on what planet this would even be considered funny at a wedding no less. Smh. Disgusting. And if I was Jessica and one of his dbag friends played this at MY/OUR wedding I would shut it down immediatley! Just shows she is a doormat who goes along with anything he wants or is a dbag herself, both of which are totally plausible. I wonder if this is one of the things that made their $6 million wedding ‘really special’ and will be included in the people mag spread? No one should buy that edition, just on principle. Their friends are a reflection of them and I hate his music and her acting so I can’t say they lost a fan since I wasn’t one to begin with.

  32. Kloops says:

    Loathesome. Disgusting. Speaks volumes to the character of all. I can’t even imagine how awkward it would have been watching this at a wedding! Holy crap. Twisted.

  33. Ming says:

    What a baby villain.
    What broken ass home does Timberlake come from ? Disgusting.

  34. neareeman says:

    well, the fact that someone in their entourage “leaked” the video tells me that (s)he has hard feelings towards the bride and groom, and wanted to punish them for whatever reason. besides, lainey’s blind item was whispered by an insider: if your entourage is not loyal to you, what does it tell about the way you treat them?

  35. Jordan says:

    Ugh, I was highly enjoying the douchetastic People cover, with his jumping up and down Tom Cruise-syle and her sitting pretty and heeling at his feet like the family dog, but then THIS! I hope both their career’s (such as it is in her case) take major hits since the only reason this wedding probably happened in the first place was for PR. We’ve all got acquaintances or extended family that we would be horrified if they were given a camera at our wedding, but THIS was their best friends that go on vacations with them, around them all the time, etc. and this took time/planning. Plus, Justin the control freak would have never allowed someone who didn’t know what he liked any face time at his wedding to play a video. This reflects just as much on Justin / Jessica as it does anyone at the wedding who laughed. HORRIBLE PEOPLE!

  36. some bitch says:

    A real “let them eat cake” moment. I’ve never wished somebody to become destitute before, but there’s a first time for everything. Justin and his friends sound like revolting excuses for human beings and ought to spend a few weeks homeless.

  37. mandy says:

    I’m not sure if this has already been commented on…but can you believe PEOPLE put Britney’s pic on the cover? The placement is very strategic as well. If I was Jessica, I’d be so pi$$ed!

  38. Nessa says:

    Justin Timberlake = biggest tool ever.

  39. PrettyTarheel says:

    We are working so hard to teach our son:
    You will be known by your treatment of those who are weaker than you: the elderly, children, animals, those who lack your resources. If we can teach him kindness to those who have less than he does and a work ethic I think we will have done a decent job as parents.

    I can only hope we can keep him away from any douchebag who would find something like this funny.

    • Dirtnap says:

      @PrettyTarheel, you just made my day. So eloquently said. I have a son who has Aspergers. He is so intelligent, but we are constantly coaching him on having empathy for others. THIS, what you just put so beautifully into words, is exactly what I need to say to him. I’ve always said that he doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist. He just has to be kind to others, and his life will have meaning.

      I am disappointed in JT and JB. They have so many resources to help others. Instead, they’ve let these people down. What I wouldn’t give to have the opportunity to help others on that kind of scale.

      • PrettyTarheel says:

        Thank you-if he’s really into the intellectual side of arguments, there is a great quote from Ghandi about this very topic, as well as some studies regarding the benefits of living an altruistic lifestyle. You might not get material benefits, but how you feel about the world and your place in it are greatly enhanced with an altruistic outlook. Could appeal to the logical side of empathy? I don’t pretend to know anything about raising a child with Aspergers, but from what you’re saying about his intelligence, that could be an approach.
        Good luck-it’s great to see there are other parents out there trying to teach more than the “Me me me all about me” approach to life.

    • Susie (1 of 3) says:

      When I was in college for lower elementary ed, I read that a child learns empathy by age five. If that hasn’t happened, for whatever reason, it can be very difficult to correct. If parents don’t care, look the other way, this can be how these kids live for the rest of their lives.

      • Dirtnap says:

        Thank you, @Pretty Tarheel, that’s a great recommendation for him. I will definitely look into that!

        @Susie, I do worry at times. He’s 7. I hope we have planted enough empathy seeds in time. I do see progress in him. But if he turns out like JT I will feel like a supreme failure as a parent. : )

      • Susie (1 of 3) says:

        @Dirtnap
        In your family, your son has been taught to be kind to others. People, pets, animals and their feelings are important. He sees this on a daily basis at home. You are making sure he will be a compassionate person. At seven he is still very young to always do the right thing.

    • Sunny says:

      I absolutely agree – I’ve always believed you can tell a person’s character by how they treat those who are vulnerable whether it’s an animal, a person down on their luck, a person with a disability, anything. Was it a friend that did this and not actually Justin or Jessica? Yes. But not only would I NEVER have a friend who would think I would find that funny (or other friends that would support it) but I would have absolutely flipped out and told that person to leave. I know a lot of people are saying he should donate the money from the People mag, but what is $300,000 to someone like him? Chump change. And it doesn’t change anything. Publicly coming out and saying it was a terrible thing, owning his/her responsibility in it by NOT stopping the film, that might help, but silently donating money is just as offensive. It’s like shouting “I can do whatever I want and if you don’t like it I’ll write a check – I’ll never even know the money is gone!”

      • PrettyTarheel says:

        This. I have a friend who married this kind of douche, and I cried when they got engaged. I don’t even want to be associated with him by degrees. I’ve never understood how she married him. She holds the power in their relationship, so he’s sweet as pie to her and to people with power, but I worry about how he will treat their children. He babysat my dog once when we were out of town, and I’m pretty sure he hit him. The doggie can’t tell on him with words, but the body language was pretty clear. There’s no way I would leave my son in his care for any reason.

  40. serena says:

    Douche and idiot.

    You really can judge a person by his friends..

  41. Lamont says:

    I may regret this in the morning but I’m going to defend Timberlake here.
    This kind of wedding video is not ground-breaking. A few weeks go in NY, some people gave $20 – $30 each to homeless folks to sing into the wedding video for their friends and I’m sure its been done in other places.
    Was it right? Absolutely Not
    But J2 are not the first people to have s8it like this at their wedding and no doubt they ostensibly thought it would be private as oppose publicised as an out and out attack on the less fortunate.

    Their People wedding cover I took as a piss take on their percieved personalities she the docile doormat and he the egocentric powerhouse. They were probably trying to mock themselves as opposed to the cheesy look-into-each other’s-eyes-like-its-the-first-time-snap.
    I never thought the day would come that I would defend them but I AM starting to feel really sorry for them. It seems to be a pile on, with relish to tear into the two of them on what is’was supposed to be a joyous occasion.
    Ah well

    • judyjudy says:

      Just because there are other nasty people in the world doesn’t make this video less awful. They had a six million dollar wedding and laughed at homeless people. Pretty ishy stuff and not people to feel sorry for.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Lamont is kind of right.
        We are attacking people when we have no evidence they found a friends video entertaining.
        We just know it was played at the wedding.

        Yes people do this all the time. And this is 1 jerk that made a terrible video yet right away you condemn everyone who attended.

        This will all be forgotten until the next article you read bringing it up and the armchair in you pokes its head out with an opinion.

        Now let’s all gang up on my opinion because it isn’t agreeable with the majority.

      • Huh says:

        @alexandrabananarama:

        Honestly, just stop. Stop going after people for being appalled, outraged and even hurt to see very rich people mock very poor people for sport. You’re not brave, you’re not an iconoclast standing proud against a majority. Grow up.

        And – you are NO ONE’s arbiter of who is ‘a little right’ or whatever. Nice. That is so arrogant and obnoxious and telling of you.

      • Jayesz says:

        Whats the diffrence between someone who has a 6 million wedding versus someone who spend avg money on a wedding? They are both making fun of those less fourtunate. Why is everyong taking a piss on Timberlake here? From what I know he did not make the video but his pal did. He laughed yes and I wonder how many of you would have reacted. Most of you porbably would have laughed too. I am sure every single one of you here against Timberlake has made fun of another person misfourtune. Maybe them not being homeless but something else. Hypocrites all.

    • Lisa says:

      lol, what people do you know who do this all the time? I’ve been to a lot of weddings and have never seen anything close to this. if you’re the kind of person who is only sorry they get caught, then you’re an asshole.

      • TG says:

        I have never even heard of someone doing this for any reason wedding or no. Just when I think I know it all I discover that no there are really disgusting people out there and JT and Jess are two of them that come to mind. Like it has been said above this was a wedding of a control freak does anyone really think something like this would have been played if they didn’t already know how he would take it? This isn’t some backyard country wedding where the entire family, church, community is invited this is a celebrity wedding where everything is controlled and vetted down to the last detail, no random video would have been played if it wasn’t going to be received well and maybe even expected. I mean this is a man who couldn’t even let his bride walk down the aisle without inserting himself into it somehow. I think JT just might be the most arrogant self-centered douche in hollywood right now. He might even top tommygirl.

  42. Sloane Wyatt says:

    What I want to know is who leaked this video? I can imagine the horror and visceral disgust of some of the wedding guests upon seeing this “let them eat cake” piece of garbage film.

    Justin and Jessica now have the taint of Leona Hemsley, and I hope they are held accountable in the court of public opinion.

  43. Joanna says:

    what a pos, making a video like that! i am going to post this link anywhere i can.

  44. vixo says:

    This is so disgusting and wrong. I wonder what the guests (people like jimmy fallon, for instance, who’s someone I find alright) felt like watching this.
    i also wonder how something like that leaked. thankfully it did, as it seals JT’s douchery for good.

  45. MST says:

    As a person who has struggled with a serious psychiatric illness, bipolar disorder, for years, I am speechless. I don’t want to go into the gory details, but I’ve been through hell and back because of this disease — and yes, it is a disease. The only difference between those “crazy” people on the street is that I have had good medical care and people who cared and fought for me. There but for the grace of God go I.

    Jerks.

  46. I'm going to Guam! says:

    Someone with a heart and soul, or at the very least someone who is aware that this is wrong, leaked this video.
    To that someone; Thank you.

  47. JankyWhiteGirl says:

    These people don’t live in the real world. The poor are a novelty to entertain themselves while feasting on diamond encrusted wedding cake. Where’s a guilliotine (sp?) when you need one?

  48. LadyBird83 says:

    I think that wedding photo on People says it all about Justin, HIS wedding & HIS relationship. It’s all about JUSTIN! It’s cool, a much older & experienced friend once told me “you gotta end up with someone who loves you more than you love them” It’s clear Jessica loves him more and it’s clear that Justin love Justin more than he does Jessica. Sometimes waiting around for an asshole to not be such an asshole anymore just isn’t worth it. And then sometimes you just gotta have your 6 million dollar wedding & ugly pink dress! So get it girl.

  49. alys says:

    A stunning example of arrogance and ignorance.

  50. dcypher1 says:

    They are so dispicable. While they have the most expensive celebrity wedding in history they have the nerve to do that. Now I think they are both p.o.s. . I never like either one now I loathe justin and jess. They could have stop the viewing of it at the moment they realized what they were watching and not laughed but I bet they watched it anyway.

  51. HotPockets says:

    I didn’t find the video that offensive. Is it a little cruel and out of touch? yes. I do feel for the homeless, especially the homeless veterans, but if anything this video reflects how out of touch some of the wealthy are to the lower class.

    Clearly, no one remembers how horrific bum fights was? Where jackass wannabees payed bums to fight for money and liquor, that was demented and evil.

    • Jamie says:

      Let me get this straight, you admit it’s cruel but you don’t find it offensive? Yeah, that makes total sense.

    • Huh says:

      What you’ve written makes no sense. You assume people are up in arms about this yet would have smiled and gotten out the popcorn for bum fights? That is the only logical interpretation of what you’ve written, and it’s inane in the extreme.

      Life isn’t zero-sum to decent people. Decent people are capable of being appalled by ‘bum fights’ and by this video. Don’t pretend otherwise.

  52. Grace says:

    Two pieces of well-dressed trash. Britney may have psychological issues but she saw right through him early on.
    That’s probably why she had the breakdown after falling head over heels and got him back by cheating. I hope these two don’t breed.

  53. P.J. says:

    What a sick joke! And when you think of it, it’s also sick that the newlyweds have so much money they can afford to spend $6.5 million on a PARTY! Jessica called it “a fantasy,” but actually, for her, it was no fantasy, it was for real. For the rest of us, it’s fantasy!

    I’ll never again see either of them in the same way. They have no social conscience at all.

    You could argue they helped the economy by spending so much, but they didn’t even hold the wedding in the USA, so it actually helped the Italian economy.

    • Sunny says:

      Yes! This! I was thinking the same thing…a fantasy??? Isn’t this the same girl who can walk around in thousands of dollars of clothing every day, eat at the very best restaurants, go on the most indulgent vacations, have a personal trainer and chef? Her LIFE is a fantasy! So annoying when such wealthy celebs act like this isn’t something they can do any other weekend. Well, maybe the getting married part, but to have that kind of life everyday…smh

  54. Jaded says:

    Big donation to a homeless charity by the newlyweds in 3…2…1…

  55. palermo says:

    I hope they at least gave them some food or money. I never like Justin, he’s an immature imbecile. She apparently is a doormat that he wipes his feet on when he is not out with another woman.

  56. M says:

    Seriously?! What do you get for the person who has everything? A video of homeless people giving well wishes for destination fantasy wedding? What a fuc#!ng idiot his friend is…couldn’t he have maybe put together a video of family & friends wishing them luck? God knows they need it…

  57. Aubra says:

    Timberdouche can stick a fork in himself…DONE!!

    And as a real estate agent, I must say, we like to wind down and have fun as well. People don’t want to believe our jobs are stressful, but as somone who isn’t pusing a 100k car and flossing on BRAVO, it is for me. A big part of what I do goes towards trying to strengthen our reputation as well as helping people in what is a stressful and life altering process.

    …thank God I can come snark on CB tho! LMAO

  58. oliveo says:

    I think Justin has obviously ticked off a lot of people in the entertainment media industry, and now they’re allll getting digs in. Not only was this disgusting video released the day of the big People Mag reveal, but even People stuck that little photo of Britney in the corner! Seems to me professional payback time.

  59. mln89 says:

    mocking the homeless, mentally ill, and poor at someone’s wedding?!? how despicable, undignified, and straight up CLASSLESS can you get? so repulsive. homeless people are still PEOPLE, and they deserve BASIC human respect. i hope someone told that elitist jackass justin huchul to stick his “video” where the sun don’t shine, and told off each any every asshole who had the temerity to laugh at these people who probably weren’t even COGNIZANT that they were being exploited. someone should sue huchul’s dumb ass for using the imagery of people who probably weren’t fully competent to give their legal informed consent for anything, let alone being made fun of at a millionaire’s wedding. UGH!

  60. Str8Shooter says:

    I have always loathed this little twerp with his girlish looks and voice…but this just takes the cake for me.

    Karma buddy. Maybe someday you’ll end up on Santa Monica at night turning tricks or lying in the gutter all f’d up.

    Then I’d LAUGH my ass off.

  61. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Sign on with Eve and everyone else; and to think I laughed at his schtick on SNL; I’m not really into boy acts so I didn’t really follow him but i gues he is a douche; while Mitt romney is no prize, do the jackasses in lalaland realize they are no better, they blow through money like it’s nothing just like Romney’s circle, and yet most despise him – why because they see their own reflection? Oh, right on jankywhitegirl. But make it a butter knife so the pain lingers.

  62. Reece says:

    There really isn’t much I can add to this discussion other than I agree, with everyone.

  63. claire says:

    Man, that is just bad bad bad judgment. Has JT spoken up about it yet? Or just this dude’s lawyers?

  64. nisa says:

    Like his song says what goes around comes back around.first he didn’t get anything heat from Janet Jackson and he might escape this too.power and privilege and money.

  65. Aubra says:

    You know what? It’s fitting they got married before awards season, I SOOOO see them as the couple that gets laughed at by other hollywood couples. I can see it now, Golden Globes, Oscars, etc they’ll be getting “mean coupled” secretly by the likes of Michael and CZJ, Matt Damon and his wife, etc…LOL

  66. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Such Revolting people. SMH

  67. TG says:

    As I predicted in my earlier comments E! is bending over backwards to help spin it for this little twerp. They ahve an article on how his wedding did not cost $6.5 million. No mention of the video either. Why would you have an article titled JT’s wedding did not cost such and such? They are trying to set the spin in motion so when they are forced to cover, however briefly the video allegations they can make the landing soft for this punk. Not working E. Bunch of losers.

  68. Sunny says:

    I think it’s funny the “film maker” (ugh, that makes me sick to write)is actually threatening legal action because this was a “personal” video. I doubt most, if not all, those people in the video were capable of giving consent. Filming someone without getting consent to use for entertainment = total exploitation.What would be wonderful is if one of the people filmed were able to take action and sue the living sh*t out of the friend, Justin, Jessica and any other person who assisted with production. I feel like some effort should be made to identify those people in the video to see how THEY want to proceed if it was explained to them what this video was used for.

  69. I Choose Me says:

    Just weighing in to agree that the video is disgusting. I’ve liked his music in the past and I don’t think he’s that bad of an actor but I really can’t give him the benefit of the doubt here. I’m remembering the way he threw Janet under the bus which always left a bad taste in my mouth and based on gossip items about his past behaviour, he seems just the kind of petty, bitchy, clueless, frat boy sort to think that this video is funny. And for that he deserves all of the castigation to come his way. No comment on Jessica the doormat but to reflect on her strained smile on that People cover and hope she comes to her senses soon.

  70. Agnes says:

    horrible. what awful people.

  71. oivey says:

    Just the other day I was wondering where his douche reputation came from. Well I got my answer. Gross, gross, gross.

  72. Lisa says:

    Ha ha, poor people! So funny! This is sick and can’t be defended. They only regret that they got caught.

    Who you associate with speaks volumes about your character. I mean, how does a person even come up with this kind of thing? And they don’t have the maturity to figure out that it’s not a good idea? I’d call them a bunch of overgrown kids, but even most kids have more sensitivity than that.

  73. cookie says:

    TMZ has found one of the guys who featured in the video, well worth a watch. He’s dressed up nicely and out looking for work in order to change his life. Completely appalling what they did to him. I’m just sickened by it.

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/25/justin-timberlake-jessica-biel-wedding-video-homeless-guy-40-dollars/

  74. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I actually posted the Gawker article on my FB last night. I can’t even begin to say how this disgusts me. Dude is a real estate agent. Maybe a nice gift would be to film some homeless people & say, hey in honor of the clock starting on your divorce timer, I got these people places to live for a year. Or I made a donation to Dress For Success in honor of that ugly ass dress you wore. Douchebags.

  75. d b says:

    Arrogant dreadful people.

    Didn’t some Real Housewife’s son assault a homeless man in Florida and then post on YouTube because he thought it was funny

    But in the end every one of our actions or inactions is accounted for and paid in full

  76. la chica says:

    How soon before Justin fires his cousin/assistant?

  77. cookie says:

    JT needs to donate the entire proceeds from the wedding photos to a LA Homeless Shelter.

  78. Guest says:

    This video actually sounds kind of funny. Going up to random people and having them pretend like they know the couple. If they weren’t clearly homeless people, nobody would care, but since they’re homeless, they deserve to be “protected” or something.

  79. minny says:

    1.The people you are born to can’t shame you however the people you CHOOSE to bring into your life can. That joke video that Your friend made was tacky, low class, dumb and MEAN. Making fun of homeless people who may have mental health issues and showing it at a lavish wedding was so TONE DEAF.

    2.I work as a school social worker and some of the children I have an opportunity to help sometimes live in homeless shelters, and run down hotels and even campers. Whole families live this way. So when I saw that video, all I could think about were kids. One parent or both parents losing a job, can sometimes put families in a state of poverty which can lead to their homelessness. Sometimes dealing with temporary poverty and homelessness can affect your mental health.

    3.If anyone wants to see in real time the effects of “potential poverty” on a person’s mental health please find Justin’s Punk’d episode. How do you think Justin felt when he saw all off his sh*t on the street, locked out of his house, and being told he owed hundreds of thousands of dollars? I never thought that stunt was funny and I always believed it was mean. Oh well, it was just a joke, thank goodness JT could go back to his life.

    4.This joke video came out at the same time you released your “private” wedding pictures that you SOLD to People Magazine. JT you have more than a PR problem as I see it. IMHO, the UNIVERSE is trying to tell you something.

  80. Jayesz says:

    How many of you seriously have never made fun of another person misfourtune? Okay not as far as being homeless but other things? If any of you here have made fun of,done things, laughed at others in a bad sitation then you are all hypocrites for ousting Timberlake here. I don’t even like him, his acting, music but this just seems like another way to take a piss at a celeb.

    • Sunny says:

      I can say with certainty I have NEVER used a person’s misfortune to ridicule, make fun of, or exploit for my amusement. Perhaps you have, or people you know have, and that’s truly unfortunate. But no, I was raised to have respect for those who are vulnerable, and if someone is doing something I find offensive I might state why I find it offensive, but no, I do not delight in the suffering of other living creatures. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and in case that doesn’t mean anything to you suffice it to say I’ve dedicated my life to helping others – from severe mental illness to drug addiction to various intellectual disabilities. Yes, there are jaded people in my field as well as in general that don’t always “practice what they preach” but for the most part I am surrounded by people that would be horrified by the exploitation of any population. We clearly don’t do it for the money or because we aren’t smart enough to do any better, we do it because we believe in equality, justice and goodwill. DO NOT assume all people have at some time engaged in this kind of disgusting behavior. I absolutely have my faults, but I assure you this is not one of them, nor is it “human nature” or a silent practice everyone is doing/has done and publicly denying.

      • Jayesz says:

        Yeah misforunte doesn’t have to be a person who is homeless/needy/mental. It could also be like someone being embarassed in class or someone doing somethng stupid but misfortunate. Basically anyone who is in a bad sitation. Even watching a person slip and fall is misforunte, you mean to tell me you have never laughed or made fun of something like that? I don’t belive you. Everyone at some point has made fun of,laughed at the expense of soemone. I will admit it. I have not laughed at the homeless,poor,disabled but I have laughed at kids in my class doing something stupid which embarassed themselves, which is also misfortune. You are a hypocrite if you have ever done something like that. I thinks it unfortunate that people like to find faults with others but don’t take a look in the mirror. I am pretty sure you have laughed at the expense of someone else too. What I am trying to say is that people should not get mad at Timberlake here when they themselves have probably done the same thing too. Including you.