West calls Swift and apologizes for interrupting her speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology. And I accepted that apology
West calls Swift and apologizes for interrupting her speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology. And I accepted that apology
McChrystal releases a written statement in response to the profile by Hastings:
I extend my sincerest apology for this profile. It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened. Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard. I have enormous respect and admiration for President Obama and his national security team, and for the civilian leaders and troops fighting this war and I remain committed to ensuring its successful outcome.
In an interview with Lauer on The Today Show, West apologizes to Bush for saying he doesn’t care about black people
I would tell George Bush in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist. I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that we as human beings don’t always choose the right words.
According to a previous post by McAfee, Wise had come to New Mexico to write about McAfee’s flying adventures for Wired magazine, and had spent the night with a woman who was not his wife. Their public display of affection had prompted McAfee to say to the other guests, “somebody get pictures of this to send to his wife in case we get a bad story from him”. According to McAfee, despite this being a joke pictures were actually taken and some of those did find their way to Wise’s wife. McAfee says Wise blamed him for sending the pics and apologizes on his blog:
I have erroneously accused Jeff Wise of improper behavior on a reporting trip that he did to my flying ranch in New Mexico. I finally received the photos from that trip and was going to publish them, and when I looked at them, to my horror, it was a different reporter (whose name I will obviously not release) from a different magazine, on a different trip. I wish that I could excuse myself due to the fact that I did dozens of interviews and appeared in dozens of magazines during my flying times in New Mexico, and could be expected to be confused, but that is no excuse. Jeff’s trip did not even include a campfire session…I was wrong. I apologize. I know that that does not help, but I am truly sorry.
John McAfee apologizes to me on his blog. http://t.co/cbeZWeI8 Wasn't expecting that!
— Jeff Wise (@ManvBrain) November 26, 2012
LaBeouf issues a string of apologies to Clowes for the admitted plagiarism. The apologetic tweets begin sincere with:
Im embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration. I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it.
As the online accusations continue, LaBeouf’s tweets begin to show signs of frustration and sarcasm, many of which contain plagiarized content themselves. The most recent tweet contains a photo of an airborne apology, written in the sky by an airplane that was hired by the actor to say “I am sorry Daniel Clowes.”
CLOUD: - vapor floating in the atmosphere - remote servers used to SHARE DATA - to make LESS CLEAR or TRANSPARENT pic.twitter.com/jw9JlEi791
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 1, 2014
Karpeles appears before Japanese TV news cameras in Tokyo, bowing deeply for several minutes.
Bundy, appearing on the Alex Jones radio show, demands that the New York Times retract its quotes of him making what are considered by many to be racist remarks about African-Americans. In the interview, he reiterates his views that blacks may have been better off as slaves. Bundy says he wants to tell “the black community” that he has “gained more respect and more love for you in the last few weeks than I ever had.” He then says:
Put it this way, I said I’m wondering, I’m wondering if you’re better off. The young women are having abortions, and the young men are being thrown in jail, and your older women are sitting out on the sidewalk with your children and grandchildren and they don’t seem to be happy. And what I’m wondering is are you better off in this type of slavery than when you were home with your family unit with your gardens, with your chickens, with your men working and your family life. Are you better off now or were you better off then? I’m a-wondering these things. … [I]t seems to me like maybe they were happier, maybe they did have better families,and their family structure was better [under slavery].
Jones attempts to explain Bundy’s comments by saying that blacks have “traded a new form of slavery for an old form of slavery,” and says that Bundy’s position is the same “libertarian, conservative refrain that I’ve heard from every libertarian and conservative black leader I’ve had on this show.” Bundy says the Times is “totally wrong” for labeling his remarks as racist, and says the Times misquoted him. In a separate interview, he apologizes for his comments:
I hope I didn’t offend anybody. If I did, I ask for your forgiveness…But I meant what I said. It comes from the heart.
Clarkson begs for viewers forgiveness after he appears to use N-word during filming of an episode of TV series, Top Gear.
Ordinarily I don’t respond to newspaper allegations but on this occasion I feel I must make an exception. A couple of years ago I recorded an item for Top Gear in which I quote the rhyme “eeny, meeny, miny, moe”. Of course, I was well aware that in the best-known version of this rhyme there is a racist expression that I was extremely keen to avoid. The full rushes show that I did three takes. In two, I mumbled where the offensive word would normally occur and in the third I replaced it altogether with the word teacher. Now when I viewed this footage several weeks later I realized that in one of the mumbled versions if you listen very carefully with the sound turned right up it did appear that I’d actually used the word I was trying to obscure. I was mortified by this, horrified. It is a word I loathe and I did everything in my power to make sure that that version did not appear in the program that was transmitted…I have here the note that was sent at the time to the production office and it says:
I didn’t use the N-word here but I’ve just listened through my headphones and it sounds like I did. Is there another take that we could use?
Please be assured I did everything in my power to not use that word, as I’m sitting here begging your forgiveness for the fact my efforts obviously weren’t quite good enough, thank you.
Alsina makes a public apology to BET 106 & Park’s Keshia Chante, for his outburst and rudeness to her when she asked him a sensitive question about his beef with Trey Songz.
I wasn’t mean. Here’s the thing. People get honesty and mean mixed up nowadays. You can say that now that I didn’t have to curse at her, but if you put me in a position. That’s how I felt. I went back to BET yesterday and that’s exactly what I said. Keshia was like, ‘I didn’t mean to disrespect you’ and I was like, ‘Well it wasn’t my intention to disrespect you.’ Before this conversation, I felt how I felt and I spoke on how I felt and I don’t take back nothing that I said.
I think sometimes people can be set up and people are just, quote unquote, doing their job…I speak from my heart, I got a big f-ckin’ mouth. It just is what it is. I don’t know how to change that, but in our reality, what I said was never about me trying to belittle the next n-gga or cause a problem with the next n-gga. It’s just, ‘This is how I feel.’ And I’m the idiot because I said what I said.
Video surfaces of Bieber making racial jokes and using the N-word when he was aged 15. The jokes are made during outtakes of his “Never Say Never” video. In the video, Bieber asks why Blacks are afraid of chainsaws, and then follows that question with:
Run, n***er, n***er, n***er, n***er!
Bieber quickly apologizes for his statements.
As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.
I’m very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake. I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again.
Bieber sings on video a racist parody of his hit single One Less Lonely Girl. Instead of “There’ll be one less lonely girl,” Bieber sings repeatedly:
There’ll be one less lonely n*****. If I kill you, I’d be a part of the KKK, and there’s gonna be one less lonely n—-r.
Bieber was fourteen years old at the time of the recording. TMZ says Bieber told both Usher and Will Smith about the videos, saying he knew almost immediately it was a stupid thing to do. Usher took him into a room and showed him historically racist videos to show him how hurtful these words can be. Bieber and his team say various people have tried to extort him over the last few years — demanding money for both this video and the one he made when he was 15. He says he will not be shaken down anymore. He says he wants people to see the video and he wants to accept responsibility.
During a PBS interview with Gwen Ifill of PBS Newshour, Clinton apologizes for her recent comments concerning her wealth. Clinton tells
I shouldn’t have said the five or so words that I said, but my inartful use of those few words doesn’t change who I am.
Clinton also told Ifill that you’ve got to be:
a little crazy to run for president.
In a homily given during a private mass today with six victims of clerical sexual abuse, Francis apologizes and asks for forgiveness:
I beg your forgiveness, too, for the sins of omission on the part of Church leaders who did not respond adequately to reports of abuse made by family members, as well as by abuse victims themselves. This led to even greater suffering on the part of those who were abused and it endangered other minors who were at risk.
At a Congressional hearing on July 8, 2014, the number two official at the VA, James Tuchschmidt, says he is sorry that VA employees who reported problems were subject to retaliation. After listening to four VA employees testify for nearly three hours about the VA’s actions to limit criticism and strike back against whistleblowers, he says:
I apologize to everyone whose voice has been stifled. That’s not what I stand for. I’m very disillusioned and sickened by all of this.
The company apologizes to Ryan Block and his wife who called to cancel their service and got involved in a long phone call with a customer service rep who Block called “straight up belligerent.” The call lasted about eight minutes and was recorded. Block was met with questions like:
Why is it that you’re not wanting to have the No. 1-rated Internet service, No. 1-rated television service available?
The unnamed employee defends himself:
If we don’t know why our customers are leaving, how are we supposed to make it a better experience for you next time?
CNN apologizes for Magnay’s “scum” tweet saying it was specifically referring to the crowd targeting the television crew not at Israelis in general.
Network spokesman in an email to Buzzfeed:
After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter. She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew.
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier, while on air at the crash site, picks up and shows items from a victim’s suitcase. Almost immediately he realizes that he should not be doing this and says so out loud during the report. Both Brazier and Sky News “apologize profusely for any offence caused.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs apologizes for causing “confusion” in reporting the number of deaths caused by delayed care at their facilities, and says “there was no intent to mislead anyone.” The VA says the numbers reported:
intertwined in written and oral statements leading to confusion. … VA inadvertently caused confusion in its communication on this complex set of reviews that were ongoing at the time. For that, we apologize.
Lemon responds to criticism over his oral-sex questions to Tarshis.
As a victim myself I would never want to suggest that any victim could have prevented a rape. If my question struck anyone as insensitive, I’m sorry as that was not my intention.
Journalists who have reported about Cosby over the past 40 year apologize for failing to follow up on sexual abuse allegations. Whitaker, his official biographer, responds to a New York Times column criticizing him and other journalists:
I was wrong to not deal with the sexual assault charges against Cosby and pursue them more aggressively.
A New York Post columnist, Richard Johnson, says the National Enquirer ran a story about Cosby’s daughter Erinn’s battles with drugs and alcohol, that Cosby himself gave to the paper in 1989 in exchange for killing a story about Cosby’s alleged infidelity with showgirls.
In my Redbook article, some people have taken offense to my comments regarding feminism. If any of you are in the ‘biz’ you are well aware of how words can be taken out of context. I’m completely blessed and grateful that strong women have paved the way for my success along with many others. I apologize if anyone was offended. Anyone that truly knows me, knows my heart and knows what I meant.
Krispy Kreme issues an apology after a store located in Hull, England uses “KKK Wednesday” to advertise its Krispy Kreme Klub promotion.
We do believe this was a completely unintentional oversight on the part of our longtime franchise partners in the U.K. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience or offense this misstep may have caused our fans.
Afroman issues an apology for punching a concert goer on TMZ Live. Afroman claims he is seeking help for anxiety.
I’m here to apologize. I need some help. It was wrong. What happened shouldn’t have happened.
Rancic offers an on-air, minute-long apology to Zendaya regarding her comments about the artist’s dreadlocks.
This incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes — how much damage they can do. And I am responsibile, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further.
ESPN suspends Olbermann for one week following his Twitter exchange with Penn State students regarding a story about a Penn State charity event that raised more than $13 million to help support children fighting pediatric cancer. Olbermann later apologizes for his posts via Twitter. ESPN:
It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday. The annual tradition of THON [the fundraising event] and the efforts of the students of Penn State to fight pediatric cancer should be applauded.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 23, 2015
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 23, 2015
.@dave_seidel Again – get your $ back – you didn't learn how to read. PSU students are pitiful because they're PSU students – period.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 23, 2015
I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 24, 2015
Bieber apologizes for his behavior in recent years during the taping of his Comedy Central roast.
I turned a lot of people off over the past few years, but I know I can still turn out good music and turn everything all around…I’ve lost some of my best qualities. For that, I am sorry. I’m looking forward to being someone who you guys can all look at and be proud of.
US Weekly apologizes for publishing fake quotes from Jenner about her father, Bruce Jenner’s, reported transition
On Wednesday, March 18, Us Weekly published on UsMagazine.com an interview with model and reality star Kendall Jenner entitled “Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner’s Transition: ‘I Will Always Love My Dad.’” The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.
Netanyahu apologizes to Israel’s Arabic citizens for remarks which offended members of the community.
I know that my comments last week offended some Israeli citizens and offended members of the Israeli-Arab community. This was never my intent. I apologize for this.
Henson apologizes to the Glendale Police Department for her allegations that the police had racially profiled her son.
I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother’s job is not easy and neither is a police officer’s. Sometimes as humans WE over react without gathering all of the facts. As a mother in this case I over reacted and for that I apologize. Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son.
Manziel apologizes to the Browns organization and fans.
I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates, and Browns fans everywhere, for your patience, understanding, and support during my stay at Caron. The doctors and staff have been amazing and what I’ve learned in the last couple of months has been tremendous. I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down.
I take full responsibility for my actions and it’s my intention to work very hard to regain everyone’s trust and respect. I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say. I also understand there’s a lot of curiosity about this but anyone who has a friend or family-member that’s been through things like this knows it’s an ongoing process. I’m going to continue to ask folks to try to respect my privacy as I determine to what degree I am comfortable talking about a subject which I consider very personal. Most of you have been considerate about that and I thank you for it.
I look forward to seeing my teammates next week and focusing on football and my desire to be the best possible player, teammate, and man that I can be.
Affleck apologizes for trying to conceal his slave-owning ancestors from the PBS documentary Finding Your Roots.
After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for Finding Your Roots, it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves. I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth. Skip [Gates] decided what went into the show. I lobbied him the same way I lobby directors about what takes of mine I think they should use. This is the collaborative creative process. Skip agreed with me on the slave owner but made other choices I disagreed with. In the end, it’s his show and I knew that going in. I’m proud to be his friend and proud to have participated…I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story. We deserve neither credit nor blame for our ancestors and the degree of interest in this story suggests that we are, as a nation, still grappling with the terrible legacy of slavery. It is an examination well worth continuing. I am glad that my story, however indirectly, will contribute to that discussion. While I don’t like that the guy is an ancestor, I am happy that aspect of our country’s history is being talked about.
Obama apologies for killing of two hostages in US drone attack on an al-Qaeda base.
This morning I has expressed my grief and condolences to the families of two hostages – one American, Warren Weinstein, and an Italian, Giovanni Lo Porto – who were tragically killed in a US counter-terrorism operation. Warren and Giovanni were aid workers in Pakistan devoted to improving the lives of the Pakistani people.
The Nasdaq stock market apologizes for early release of Twitter results. Official statement:
The posting was caused by an operational issue that exposed the release on Twitter’s IR [investor relations] website for approximately 45 seconds.
Rowling apologizes for the death of Fred Weasley, who was killed in The Battle of Hogwarts:
Today I would just like to say: I’m really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*…I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary. Fred was the worst for me, so I started with him.
Politico reports that Stephanopoulos has not disclosed donations of $75,000 to The Clinton Foundation, while reporting on the Clintons or the organization. Stephanopoulos issues an apology:
I made charitable donations to the Foundation in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply,” he said. “I thought that my contributions were a matter of public record. However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation. I apologize.
ABC also issues a statement:
He should have taken the extra step to notify us and our viewers during the recent news reports about the Foundation. He’s admitted to an honest mistake and apologized for that omission. We stand behind him.
Sources say Stephanopoulos gives to dozens of charities every year and that the total sum of these annual contributions is in the millions of dollars.
Stephanopoulos apologizes live on Good Morning America:
Over the last several years, I have made substantial donations to dozens of charities, including the Clinton Global Foundation. Those donations were a matter of public record. But I should have made additional disclosures on-air when we covered the foundation and I now believe directing personal donations to that foundation was a mistake. Even though I made them strictly to support work done to stop the spread of AIDS, help children and protect the environment in poor countries, I should have gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict. I apologize to all of you for failing to do that.
As part of the formal sentencing proceedings, 24 people give victim impact statements at the sentencing in federal court. After the statements, Tsarnaev apologizes to the victims and survivors of the terror attack:
I am guilty of the bombing, let there be no lingering question about that. After the bombing, i learned victims’ names and saw their faces. I also wish more people had the chance to testify. “I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, the sorrow I have caused. I have done irreparable damage. I pray for Allah to bestow mercy upon those I killed and their families. I ask Allah to have mercy upon everyone here today, on my and my brother…. Thank you
Google apologises for its photo recognition software mislabelling a black couple as being “gorillas”.
We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened, we are taking immediate action to prevent this type of result from appearing. There is still clearly a lot of work to do with automatic image labelling, and we’re looking at how we can prevent these types of mistakes from happening in the future. [The Company is] also working on longer-term fixes around both linguistics – words to be careful about in photos of people – and image recognition itself – eg better recognition of dark-skinned faces.
Pao apologizes to the Reddit community for how the company handled Taylor’s firing.
I’m sorry we let our community down yesterday. We should have informed our community moderators about the transition and worked through it with them…Most of the community is made up of thoughtful people, and they can appreciate what we all do, even if we don’t always agree.
Pao also say the tens of thousands of calls from irate users for her to resign do not faze her.
It’s an exciting job. We’re doing a lot behind the scenes that people have not seen yet.
Pao makes an announcement as to how she plans on fixing her mistakes on Reddit.
We screwed up. Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years. We haven’t communicated well, and we have surprised moderators and the community with big changes. We have apologized and made promises to you, the moderators and the community, over many years, but time and again, we haven’t delivered on them. When you’ve had feedback or requests, we haven’t always been responsive. The mods and the community have lost trust in me and in us, the administrators of reddit.
Today, we acknowledge this long history of mistakes. We are grateful for all you do for reddit, and the buck stops with me …
I know these are just words, and it may be hard for you to believe us. I don’t have all the answers, and it will take time for us to deliver concrete results. I mean it when I say we screwed up, and we want to have a meaningful ongoing discussion. I know we’ve drifted out of touch with the community as we’ve grown and added more people, and we want to connect more. I and the team are committed to talking more often with the community, starting now.
Thank you for listening. Please share feedback here. Our team is ready to respond to comments.
Grande apologizes for her comments in the donut shop:
I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.,,As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole. The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me. We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies. We need to demand more from our food industry. However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better. As for why I cannot be at the MLB show, I have had emergency oral surgery and due to recovery I cannot attend the show. I hope to make it up to all those fans soon. That being said let me once again apologize if I have offended anyone with my poor choice of words.
Pope Francis offers a direct apology during his Bolivia tour for the complicity of the Roman Catholic Church for the oppression of Latin America during the colonial era, even as he calls for a global social movement to shatter a “new colonialism” that fosters inequality, materialism and the exploitation of the poor.
Some may rightly say, ‘When the pope speaks of colonialism, he overlooks certain actions of the church,’ I say this to you with regret: Many grave sins were committed against the native people of America in the name of God. I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offense of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America.
Twitter removes “#DiscoverMusic campaign” Vine videos that use bright flashing effects that cause epileptic seizures in viewers. Epilepsy Action:
For a huge corporation like Twitter to take that risk was irresponsible.
Grande gives a second apology for her comments in a YouTube video, recorded while she is recovering from oral surgery:
I feel like in the apology I posted, I missed my opportunity to sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry. I could have expressed myslef in a better way. Here I am apologizing again.
I’ve actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest with you. Advances that we’ve made in the past couple of months and all the wonderful progressive things that have been going on, I’ve never been prouder of this country, actually. Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly — that you have no idea was taken — is such a rude awakening, that you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself. I’d like to shove my face in a pillow. I apologize for my poor choice of word and for my behavior.
Mitsubishi Materials s the first major Japanese company to apologize for using U.S. prisoners of war as slave labour during World War II. Six prisoner-of-war camps in Japan were linked to the Mitsubishi conglomerate during the war, and they held 2,041 prisoners, more than 1,000 of whom were American. At the time of liberation, four sites held about 876 American prisoners of war. Twenty-seven Americans died in those camps. Company:
Today we apologize remorsefully for the tragic events in our past.
Many of those that survived the forced labour camps were in the audience. Survivor:
This is a glorious day. For 70 years we wanted this.
I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki. @NICKIMINAJ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 23, 2015
That means so much Taylor, thank you. @taylorswift13 ❤️❤️❤️
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 23, 2015
Hogan apologizes for racial remarks made eight years ago in unauthorized sex tape. The apology comes after The National Enquirer releases a transcript that includes the n-word.
Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.