Monday, October 29, 2007
Australia has been missing out on the Justin Jackass world tour, but not any longer. While recently in Brisbane, Justin showed Australia that he can be a jackass in any country and is just limited to rude behavior in the US.
When Justin Timberlake arrived to eat at a restaurant in Brisbane, several customers who had been standing in line waiting for a table, and other passers by asked Justin for his autograph. He said at the time that he was really hungry and that he would sign for everyone when he came back out. Well, while he was eating the crowd swelled to all of about 25 people. Obviously the people in Australia have the good sense to know that he is not worth waiting for. However, when he emerged from dinner 90 minutes after entering, he blew off the crowd by telling them he doesn't sign autographs. Apparently he doesn't do photographs either. A photographer confronted the Jackass and said, "If my kid could see me now, he'd be so excited." Jackass responded by saying, "I can't believe they let you reproduce children."
But wait, there's more. How can there be more you are asking? Isn't that more than enough jackass behavior for one night? Well, yes it is, but Justin is that very special breed of jackass who can just keep giving it out. For some reason, the management at the restaurant comped the meal of Jackass, which was worth about $140 Australian Dollars, which is probably worth about $8000 USD with our exchange rate being in the crapper. Anyway, Justin decides if the meal is free, then 15% of free is nothing and decides to not leave a tip despite being asked by one of the people he was with if they shouldn't leave a tip. Allegedly Justin said, "if the meal is free, I don't leave a tip, or else people start to get the wrong idea."
He then went home, called Jessica Biel, uttered some unflattering remarks about her, and then had his mom tuck him into bed.
I know many of you will point out that he did give $100,000 to Australia Zoo, but that was business and was probably not his idea. Being a Jackass though to fans, people, and waiters is all about him.