Mike Daisey, whose monologue "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" was recently found to contain several major fabrications about what he saw at factories run by Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has posted an apology on his blog.
Previously, Daisey claimed that although he had never personally seen some of the harsh working conditions described in his performance, his show's message about "the nature of Chinese manufacturing" was still basically true, and accused critics of wanting to "return to ignoring everything about the circumstances under which their devices are made."
His latest post is an actual apology, both to his audiences for "being careless with [their] trust" and to fellow documentary theater performers for "making [their] path more difficult."
He also apologized to the journalists to whom he "exaggerated" his experiences in China, writing, "Things came out of my mouth that just weren't true, and over time, I couldn't even hear the difference myself."
The scandal apparently hasn't done much damage to Daisey's career. No theaters have cancelled their scheduled performances of "The Agony and the Ecstasy," and Daisey has added a new prologue to address his critics.