The United States' embassy in Canberra issued an apology after the US state department distributed a fake meeting invitation with a photo of a cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit. We really think that no apology is necessary in this case.
You know what they say about karma: it's a b*tch. But it teaches lessons that we can't forget. And karma was absolutely served to this ketchup-thief-turned-karma-believer. Have no idea what I'm talking about? You'd better ketchup with the rest of us! Keep on reading.
This Japanese boy made the mistake of keeping his Nintendo 3DS in the same bag as a poorly capped water bottle. He was told to contact the company himself to get it repaired and he included this note. According to Kotaku, it says:
I apologize for accidentally getting [my 3DS] wet. I’d like to think I’ve already resigned myself to not seeing my 3DS, which is always with me. From here on out, I aim to close my thermos’ lid correctly. I am truly sorry.
Luke Gatti doesn't want your mac 'n' cheese donations—send those to your local food bank, the infamous "drunk UConn kid" said in his apology video.
Remember the entitled teen who was caught on video berating a cafeteria worker over bacon-jalapeño mac 'n' cheese? Well, that's Gatti. And he's super sorry now.
After the incident went viral, the student was dismissed from his university. This seems to be a wake-up call.
"I am ashamed. I really am ashamed of myself," he says in the video.
Gatti apologizes to the cafeteria staff, calls himself an a**hole and promises to seek help for his problems.
Wait...a local diner named a calzone after this kid? Nah, he won't learn a thing.
Hallelujah, there is peace on Earth.
Surely you know about the immense brouhaha that stole the Internet's breath July 22 when Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and a bunch of ancillary celebrities (we're looking at you, Chrissy Teigen) had a good ol' fashioned Twitter spat.
Well, the clouds have parted.
Taylor Swizzle, in a pretty classy move, apologized for the whole mess.
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
Then, Nicki Minaj, in an equally classy move, accepted the apology.
That means so much Taylor, thank you. @taylorswift13 ❤️❤️❤️— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 23, 2015
Talk about a "Series of Unfortunate Events."
Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket children's books, decided to try out some extremely racist jokes while hosting the 2014 National Book Awards this week. (You can watch the cringeworthy video here.)
He made the controversial remarks after Jacqueline Woodson, who is black, won an award for her book "Brown Girl Dreaming."
"I told you! I told Jacqueline she was going to win," he said. "And I said that if she won, I'd would tell all of you something I learned about her this summer, which is that Jacqueline Woodson is allergic to watermelon. Just let that sink into your mind."
And then he made things even more uncomfortable.
"I said, 'You have to put that into a book.' And she said, 'You put it into a book.' And I said, 'I'm only writing a book about a black girl who is allergic to watermelon if I get a blurb from you, Cornel West, Toni Morrison and Barack Obama saying, 'This guy's OK. This guy is fine.'"
He has apologized twice on Twitter since the debacle. And in the latest apology, he is trying to make up for his faux pas by putting some money towards a charity called We Need Diverse Books, "a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating and supporting non-majority narratives."
My remarks on Wednesday night at #NBAwards were monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist. -DH [1/4]— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 21, 2014
It would be heartbreaking for the #NBAwards conversation to focus on my behavior instead of great books. So can we do this? -DH [2/4]— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 21, 2014
Brown Girl Dreaming is an amazing novel and we need more voices like Jacqueline Woodson. -DH [4/4]— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 21, 2014
While we have already learned that the "Drunk Girl in Public" video was a fake (is anything even real anymore?), now the actress hired to play said drunk girl is also speaking out.
Jennifer Box has released a video apologizing for the stunt Monday, which she says was originally pitched to her as a "lighthearted prank show."
She said she never would have participated if she had known the damaging outcome of the video. But isn't forever being remembered as "that drunk girl in public on Hollywood Boulevard" a good enough reason to turn it down?
The men in the video recently spoke up about the prank to Inside Edition and the mastermind behind the entire debacle, Stephen Zhang, has made the original video private, which had racked up millions of views since it aired.
The Korean singer PSY issued an apology today following the revelation of his 2004 live performance of an anti-American song titled "Dear American." in which the singer takes some harsh shots at the U.S. military:
Kill those f---ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f---ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully.
A little attention to detail by a Game of Thrones fan has caused quite the uproar -- Redditor SidIncognito was listening to the DVD commentary for a scene in episode 10 when he heard show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain one of the heads on a spike:
The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice, it's not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.
Once word got out Wednesday on Reddit, HBO immediately apologized:
We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.
Benioff and Weiss chimed in with an explainer:
What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.
Jason Alexander's appearance on The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson last week was met with a lot of grief -- and justifiably so, as he mocked the sport of cricket for being "a bit gay," poked fun at the athletes' uniforms, and even mimicking their moves.
Now, however, he's offered via Twitter perhaps the best apology letter ever written. Here's an excerpt:
It is not that we can't laugh at and with each other. It is not a question of oversensitivity. The problem is that today, as I write this, young men and women whose behaviors, choices or attitudes are not deemed "man enough" or "normal" are being subjected to all kinds of abuse from verbal to physical to societal. They are being demeaned and threatened because they don't fit the group's idea of what a "real man" or a "real woman" are supposed to look like, act like and feel like. For these people, my building a joke upon the premise I did added to the pejorative stereotype that they are forced to deal with everyday. It is at the very heart of this whole ugly world of bullying that has been getting rightful and overdue attention in the media. And with my well-intentioned comedy bit, I played right into those hurtful assumptions and diminishments. And the worst part is -- I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf.
So, I can only apologize and I do. In comedy, timing is everything. And when a group of people are still fighting so hard for understanding, acceptance, dignity and essential rights – the time for some kinds of laughs has not yet come. I hope my realization brings some comfort.