Ouch! Justin Timberlake got a big surprise from a fan on July 23 — a slap to the face! The singer was at a golf tournament when an overzealous spectator chose to get all up in JT’s grill. Click here to see the video of the weird incident.
Justin Timberlake, 35, was attending the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe, walking through the crowd, minding his own business, when a hand came out of nowhere and smacked him right across the face! And, understandably, Justin didn’t like it.
“Why would you do that?” JT turned around and yelled before walking off. Tournament security was seen talking to the suspect afterward, though the event’s reps said they saw it as a minor incident, according to TMZ. Justin left without a mark on him, and chose not to press charges against the man.
Sheriff’s deputies tried to escort the suspect off the golf course, but he insisted that he just wanted to “touch” the singer and got a little carried away — so he wasn’t gonna leave. Uh, can you say, “awkward”? The man appeared intoxicated, became belligerent and police eventually arrested him for disorderly conduct, TMZ reported.
We have to say, the “Can’t Stop The Feeling” singer really took this TOTALLY strange situation in stride. He didn’t become violent or aggressive himself. He walked away after being attacked and we definitely think that was the right move. Violence perpetuates violence, doesn’t it? Of course we would have also asked, “Why would you do that?” Because, honestly, why would you do that???
We just hate to see fans think it’s their right invade celebrities’ personal space and incidents like this need to stop. Luckily, this was clearly a minor one. But, no one wants to see our beloved JT get slapped.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of how Justin handled this bizarre situation?