Poor Taste: Wedding Video Mocks Homeless
Private invitations. Phones checked at the door. Italy. We all knew only the rich and famous would attend the newlyweds' wedding ceremony, but one friend of Justin Timberlake thought it'd be a great idea to remind the homeless of LA that they weren't going to make it to the big day.
Justin Huchel, a real estate agent and friend of Justin Timberlake, decided to create an unorthodox wedding gift, which aired during Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding ceremony just a few days ago.
It may have been intended to address the insane budget for the wedding, estimated to be around $6.5 million, and play off of the fact only a duo like Timberlake and Biel could pull off something that lavish — but the video that aired did not receive lavish praise.
Instead, Huchel stirred up a hurricane of controversy that has taken the shine off the celebrated affair.
Rather than reflecting on the beautiful newlyweds and their next chapter, it seems most people are talking about the poor-taste video that downright degraded the homeless community of L.A., who appeared on camera congratulating the two and apologizing that they would not be able to attend.
As if the vision for his cinematic gesture wasn't off enough, Huchel stockpiled over eight minutes of footage, severely hindering his chances of saving any face.
Who's laughing now?
Welcome to the real world, Mr. Huchel. Not all of us drive a Mercedes Benz, and the individuals who accepted your $40 handouts to stand in front of the camera did not gain any pride in accepting your bills. Perhaps, momentary shame is their necessary means of survival.
To their credit, Timberlake and Biel have stated they had no advance knowledge that any such video would be shown. This scandal is most likely the last thing the couple wants to be dealing with, fresh off their glorious day.
On the flip side, Huchel may end up with a lawsuit over this. Now, that would make for a funny video.
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