WATCH: Justin Timberlake Addresses that Voting Selfie
Justin Timberlake has had time to think about the ramifications of his voting selfie.
Recently, Timberlake took an unlawful selfie inside of the voting booth in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee and posted it to social media after casting his vote for the 2016 election. Little did he know that sharing this bit of encouragement would get him in trouble, as taking photos or video inside of polling stations is illegal in Tennessee. After pretending that they were preteens at summer camp, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon provided Timberlake with a platform to address his grave, grave wrongdoing.
“So, I recently voted. Super quiet, under the radar. No one even knew,” joked Timberlake. Fallon asked his friend if he had any advice for voters leading up to election day and Timberlake summoned the camera to pull up on a close-up shot of his face.
“Get out and vote,” he began. “But don’t take a picture of yourself in there.”
“I was like, ‘This is gonna be great, I’m gonna inspire people to vote!'” he continued.
Fortunately, Timberlake will not have to spend 30 days behind bars or pay the $50 fine as punishment for his misdemeanor crime. On Wednesday, the Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said that a prior statement claiming that Timberlake was being investigated was “incorrect and was released without my knowledge.“
“No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so,” the statement added. #JusticeForJustin, and watch his Tonight Show address in the video at the top of the page.