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Justin Timberlake, 31, and Jessica Biel, 30, were recently married but a wedding video featuring Los Angeles homeless people wishing them well has began to cause outrage among some of the entertainers' fans.
The eight-minute video was created by Timberlake's friend and Los Angeles real estate agent Justin Huchel. In the video, various homeless individuals are featured wishing the couple well including one toothless man who says, "Justin, Jessica. I haven't seen you all in a long time, my gift is in the mail."
Another man appeared shirtless in the video saying,"Justin? Jessica? It's me, Robert." The video, initially posted on Gawker Wednesday, was meant to be a joke shared between Hutchel and his friend, according to the real estate agent's lawyer Michael J. Saltz.
"Mr. Huchel made a video to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke without Mr. Timberlake's knowledge," Saltz said in a Gawker report. "
While Saltz also cautioned the publication from using the eight minute wedding video that they posted on their website, Gawker managed to post the video which caused an uproar from Biel and Timberlake. After TMZ claimed that one man admitted to being paid $40 to appear in the video, some were shocked.
"Morally repugnant people. Urgh," one person tweeted.
Another person pointed out that the money spent on the lavish wedding could have helped the homeless individuals instead of mocking them.
"The $6.5 million wedding could have housed, fed and clothed these people and many more," the person remarked. "Shame on them."
Still, another person questioned why the friend of the newlyweds thought the video could be used as comedic relief at the wedding.
"What about the so funny video of the homeless people that was a 'private joke,'" another person questioned on the social networking website. "Inquiring minds..."
Despite the controversial video, Timberlake told People magazine that the Oct 19 wedding was special.
"It was a really special evening," Timberlake told the magazine.
Biel seemed to share the same sentiments.
"It was a total fantasy experience," she told the publication.