Of all the people who should know what goes around comes around - it is Justin Timberlake. The BBC reports that the pop star sensation and voiceover actor for the new animation feature Trolls made an error in judgement. After positing an image of himself casting his ballot at his hometown in Memphis, it turns out what he did was not exactly legal.
In 2015 a law was passed to make it illegal to take photos inside polling locations in Tennessee. And the amended ruling was something that clearly Timberlake was not made aware of. JT flew from Los Angeles to vote early and wanted his 37 million followers to know that they didn't have to wait until the official election date of November 8 to make their voices heard.
He accompanied the post with the following caption: "There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don't, then we can't HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE!"
Officials Not Giving Timberlake A TKO Over Gaffe
Fortunately for Timberlake, the officials in question do not seem to have the appetite or resources to even slap the celebrity over the knuckles for the breech. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich explained that the post was "released without his knowledge" of the ruling. Let alone that there are more important issues at hand than a voting selfie to deal with.
"I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so," said the DA.
JT and Kendrick Charm At Trolls Premiere
This little mishap aside, life keeps getting better for Justin Timberlake, as he graced the red carpet for the premiere of Trolls.
The 35-year old was his usual bubbly self as he posed for pictures with co-stars Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Zoey Deschanel beginning at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
The leading players of the animation have been vocal in their support of the positive message emanating from the movie as they urge others to engage in happy discourse. Who can argue with that?