Under Tennessee law, electronic devices inside polling stations are prohibited, so when Justin Timberlake posted a selfie of him voting (which he’s since deleted) , he started a great episode of Black Mirror.
Justin Timberlake’s voting selfie in Memphis is drawing scrutiny, but it is not under criminal review, at least for now. Vince Higgins, communications director for the office of Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, said he erred earlier Tuesday by saying the singer’s selfie was under review for possibly violating state election law. “While we are aware of an allegation that someone may have violated a Tennessee state election law, we have not been presented anything by an investigative authority,” Higgins said. “The statement released earlier (Tuesday) by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge,” Weirich said in an emailed statement later in the day, adding: “No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so.”
Look, voting laws aren’t really set up to target white people, much less rich white people, so we could have just assumed this wasn’t going anywhere. The only thing we can fully learn from this is that Timberlake and I have the same taste in hats.
Here’s Timberlake’s Trolls co-star, Anna Kendrick, on Extra yesterday. She looks like she wants to break some Tennessee sex laws with Mario Lopez if you catch my meaning *wink wink* (probably butt stuff).