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June 4, 2014

This weekend I was out with some friends and there was a paparazzi guy, and he was antagonizing me and calling me names, attacking me personally and my family personally, and I was genuinely hurt by this and made angry by this.

In response, I wanted to hurt him back and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment. I didn’t mean this in the sense of the word. I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way.

… I think that that doesn’t matter. How you mean things doesn’t matter. Words have weight and meaning. The word I chose was grotesque and no one deserves to say or hear words like that.

My heart’s broken and I genuinely am deeply sorry to anybody who’s ever been affected by that term in their life. I’m sorry and I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness, but what I ask is at home, if you’re watching this and you’re a young person especially, if someone says something that hurts you or angers you, use me as an example of what not to do.

Actor JONAH HILL, appearing on The Tonight Show, explaining why he yelled “Suck my dick, you f*gg*t!” at an antagonizing paparazzi earlier this week.

Contritely and sincerely.  How apologies need to be done.

(via the New York Daily News)

(Source: inothernews, via laughterkey)

10:31 // 3 months ago
January 9, 2014
I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team. There’s no doubt in my mind that the conduct that they exhibited is completely unacceptable and showed a lack of respect for the appropriate role of government and for the people that were trusted to serve.
Gov. Chris Christie • Apologizing to the general public during a press conference on Thursday morning (full transcript here), shortly before announcing that he had fired former aide Bridget Kelly for lying about his staff’s involvement in an apparent attempt to get revenge on a mayor who wouldn’t endorse the governor’s re-election bid. Christie took responsibility for the scandal, but swore he had no knowledge of what was taking place, and said he would travel to Fort Lee to personally apologize to the town’s mayor. The Justice Department and Senate Commerce Committee have both announced plans to further investigate the matter. source
14:42 // 8 months ago
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has apologized for comments he made on Wednesday which many took as a sign that Rodman believed imprisoned American Kenneth Bae was actually guilty of the crimes the North Korean government has charged him with, Rodman apologized to Bae and his family, other players who also made the trip to North Korea, the CNN reporter he berated and anyone else offended by his comments, attributing them to a combination of too much alcohol and poor spirits. (Photo courtesy of AP/Kim Kwang Kyon) 

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has apologized for comments he made on Wednesday which many took as a sign that Rodman believed imprisoned American Kenneth Bae was actually guilty of the crimes the North Korean government has charged him with, Rodman apologized to Bae and his family, other players who also made the trip to North Korea, the CNN reporter he berated and anyone else offended by his comments, attributing them to a combination of too much alcohol and poor spirits. (Photo courtesy of AP/Kim Kwang Kyon) 

14:11 // 8 months ago
January 1, 2014
As black child born into a large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise. I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry • Apologizing on Twitter for remarks made by herself and her guests during Sunday’s broadcast of her eponymous show on MSNBC, during which Harris-Perry and several others poked fun at a picture of Mitt Romney and his extended family. Remarks included one from Ms. Harris-Perry which suggested a big story for future generations would be the wedding of Kieran Romney and North West, daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. source
19:22 // 9 months ago
July 8, 2013
I strayed, I erred, I violated a code of behavior that I should not have and the public understands what I’m saying. I have learned that the peaks of public life are great fun, but the valleys are much more instructive. They force you to look into your soul.
Eliot Spitzer •  Discussing his decision to run for New York City comptroller, five years after stepping down from the New York governor’s office in disgrace over a prostitution scandal and a month and a half after Anthony Weiner made it safe for Spitzer to do so. (Weiner, by the way, is ahead of Christine Quinn in a recent poll of NYC mayoral candidates.)
0:34 // 1 year ago
June 20, 2013
Never in a million years would I intentionally hurt another person. Yet, here I sit having hurt so many by failing to acknowledge the pain some affiliated with Exodus International caused, and by failing to share the whole truth about my own story. My good intentions matter very little and fail to diminish the pain and hurt others have experienced on my watch. The good that we have done at Exodus is overshadowed by all of this.
Alan Chambers, former president of Exodus International • Apologizing to the LGBT community in a new letter posted on the official Exodus International website ahead of a new Chambers family interview with Lisa Ling which will air on Thursday night. Alan Chambers has apparently decided to close Exodus International, citing his changing beliefs and recognition of the irreparable harm the group has done, and is taking quite a bit of flack over the decision. source
13:59 // 1 year ago
April 13, 2013
Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.
Rapper Rick Ross finally apologizes for his controversial lyrics on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” source
13:14 // 1 year ago
February 25, 2013
There’s your apology from The Onion, folks. (thanks kateoplis)

There’s your apology from The Onion, folks. (thanks kateoplis)

11:48 // 1 year ago
February 12, 2013
Currently making his first public statements after a scandal: Jonah Lehrer. ”If I write again, then what I write will be fully fact-checked and footnoted,” he said.
MORE STUFF: What led Jonah Lehrer to this point?

Currently making his first public statements after a scandal: Jonah Lehrer. ”If I write again, then what I write will be fully fact-checked and footnoted,” he said.

MORE STUFF: What led Jonah Lehrer to this point?

13:06 // 1 year ago
January 15, 2013
12:14 // 1 year ago