Over the years we have witnessed numerous celebrity apologies. Some of these apologies have seemed truly heartfelt, while others have appeared to be nothing more than an attempt at damage control. There has even been times when a celebrity has refused to issue an apology, even though most people thought they should. Here's 7 Celebrity Apologies that are impossible to forget.
One of the most recent celebrity apologies that had everyone talking was Paula Dean's apology for using racial slurs. Many people felt that Paula Dean's apology was forced and that she never actually apologized for her actions. To most people it seemed like she made excuses for what she did, instead of simply saying that she was sorry. This incident has definitely done some damage to her reputation. Many of her sponsors, including Food Network, which aired her show, have decided to stop promoting her brand. After the incident, stores like Wal-Mart decided to pull Paula Dean merchandise from their shelves.
Golf great Tiger Woods was forced to issue a public apology when details about his alleged extra-marital affairs were made public. While many celebrities decide to issue short statements, Woods decided to go with a long one. In fact, his speech was over 1400 words, which is about the length of The Declaration of Independence. In his speech Woods apologized to his wife, his family, friends, and his fans. He admitted that his behavior was wrong and that he was seeking help. After 6 years of marriage, Tiger Woods and his wife Elin decided to divorce. Many details of the divorce have been sealed.
At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West decided to rudely interrupted Taylor Swift's speech as she accepted an award for Best Female Vocalist. As Taylor was speaking, Kanye hopped on stage and took the microphone from her hand. He then stated that he thought that Beyonce should have won the award instead. Taylor Swift and many others seemed shocked, to say the least. Even President Obama commented on Kayne's remarks. While Kanye did apologize to Taylor after the incident occurred, in a recent interview he stated that he didn't regret his actions and that he only apologized because he was pressured by his peers to do so.
I think that Reese Witherspoon is a celebrity that seems to have high morals and isn't afraid to admit when she's made a mistake. During a recent traffic stop, Reese was arrested for disorderly conduct after she refused to listen to the police officers request to stay in the car. In the same incident, her husband was also arrested for driving under the influence after failing a sobriety test. After being arrested, Reese quickly owned up to her mistake and publicly apologized. She stated that they both had too much to drink and thought they were able to drive, but were wrong.
Alec Baldwin is know for being a little outspoken, but many people were shocked when an angry voicemail that he left on his daughter's cell phone was made public. During the call he told his daughter Ireland that she was a “rude, thoughtless, little pig." After the call was made public, this "30 Rock" star quickly apologized and stated that he was under a tremendous amount of stress due to a custody battle with his ex-wife. He also insisted that he had a normal relationship with his daughter and that he just lost his temper. Due to the taped recording, a court awarded custody of Ireland to her mother Kim Basinger. Ireland who is now an adult, seems to have a good relationship with her father.
Most of us know about the tumultuous relationship that Chris Brown and Rihanna had. After a domestic altercation between the two in 2009, Brown plead guilty to felony assault. He was sentenced to 5 years of probation, community service, and counseling. After the assault, Brown issued a video taped statement that lasted about 2 minutes. During the statement he stated that he had apologized to Rihanna several times and wanted to apologize to everyone else. Many fans are still rooting for this couple with hope that they will be able to reconcile someday, but some feel that there are better off apart.
Mel Gibson has stared in many great movies such as Braveheart and The Patriot. He has won multiple awards for his performances, as well. He is known for being very outspoken and a little angry at times. In 2006 he went way too far when he was arrested for driving under the influence. During the arrest he made anti-Semitic comments to the arresting officer. Gibson has apologized several times and has issued a letter of apology to the Jewish Community for his actions.
When a celebrity makes a mistake it quickly becomes public knowledge. What celebrity apologies have shocked you over the years? I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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