Justin Timberlake sparked controversy after mock Hugo Chavez
March 12, 2013
Singer and actor Justin Timberlake imitated Elton John and pretended to be invited to the funeral of Hugo Chavez to sing one of his most famous songs. Now in his character changed the lyrics of “Candle in the Wind” to mock the recently deceased leader figure of Venezuela.
Timberlake pretending to be the famous British singer said: “I have to confess I did not know very well to Hugo Chavez, but as they say a job is a job so I did a little research and discovered that Hugo Chavez was a man quite complex so here going. Everything he says this one is true.”
And he sang, “Candle in the Wind”, which Elton John performed at the funeral of Princess Diana, but Timberlake changed the lyrics.
The letter stated: “You helped your country to become the kidnapping capital of the world what it worked to increase milk production by 50%. Once you gave a speech in which you asked that the showers should be shorter and that capitalism killed the planet Mars.”
These were some of the phrases and served as a monologue in the famous Saturday Night program on U.S. television.
This ‘joke’ caused a stir on Twitter, mainly in the Venezuelan community that seemed very disrespectful.