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Teen Who Got Into 20 Schools Wants Apology From TV Anchor

Michael Brown's mom says Holly Morris hasn't said sorry for calling applications 'obnoxious'

(Newser) - Amid the overwhelmingly positive reactions to Micheal Brown's college feat—the Houston teen has gotten full rides to 20 top schools—came an unwelcome one: An anchor and contributor on Fox 5 in Washington, DC, branded his decision to apply to so many schools as "a little ridiculous"... More »

His Words Were Called 'Gross.' Tony Robbins Offers Apology

That's how women characterized his comments on #MeToo at a March 15 event

(Newser) - "I'm not gonna be inauthentic and say I'm sorry about something I'm not sorry about," said Tony Robbins on March 15. On April 8 came the apology. The self-help guru found himself in the crosshairs after comments he made about the #MeToo movement during a... More »

Ingraham Issues Apology as Advertisers Pull Out

Not good enough, says Parkland survivor

(Newser) - Laura Ingraham offered an apology to Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg Thursday—after multiple major advertisers heeded his call to pull their ads from her Fox News show. Hogg, who has become a prominent gun-control advocate since the mass shooting, called for the boycott after Ingraham taunted him for... More »

Canada Tricked 6 Chiefs, Then Hanged Them. Now, an Apology

Justin Trudeau apologizes for Tsilhqot'in Nation deaths 150 years ago

(Newser) - More than 150 years ago, Canada invited chiefs from the indigenous Tsilhqot'in Nation to take part in peace talks. Instead, the five men were arrested upon arrival, tried hastily, and hanged. A sixth chief met the same fate the following year. On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally... More »

Parents Are Miffed About One Scene in Peter Rabbit

It shows bunnies pelting a human with food allergies with the food he's allergic to

(Newser) - If you're wondering why there's a hashtag to boycott a new children's movie, ask parents of kids with allergies. The BBC reports on the pushback against Sony Pictures' Peter Rabbit, which includes a scene in which Mr. McGregor, who's allergic to blackberries, gets the fruit hurled... More »

Mercedes' Instagram Post Causes Chinese Headache

Dalai Lama's words aren't #MondayMotivation for the Chinese

(Newser) - "Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open." These words are hardly controversial, but in China, the figure who spoke them is. It's for that reason that Mercedes-Benz and its parent company have each apologized after the German automaker included the quote from... More »

Deneuve Apologizes After Anti-#MeToo Letter

Actress is sorry if victims of sexual assault were offended

(Newser) - Catherine Deneuve has apologized to sexual assault victims amid the backlash to the backlash against the #MeToo movement in France. The actress said that while she agrees with the spirit of an open letter she signed, which denounced a "witch hunt" against men guilty of no more than "... More »

Vanity Fair's Clinton Jokes Flop, Internet Pounces

'Attempt at humor' viewed as sexist, ageist

(Newser) - Vanity Fair's new editor-in-chief has kicked off her tenure with a scandal. The magazine issued an apology Wednesday, four days after a video mocking Hillary Clinton drew outrage on social media, per Deadline . In it, six editors suggest New Year's resolutions for the 2016 presidential candidate while holding... More »

Great British Bake Off Judge 'Mortified' by Her Own Tweet

Prue Leith prematurely gave away winner of show, with no spoiler alert

(Newser) - A judge on The Great British Bake Off has been forced to apologize after revealing the winner hours before the final episode was scheduled to air. Prue Leith posted the name of the winner on her Twitter feed while traveling in Bhutan, which is six hours ahead of Britain, thinking... More »

Evening Standard Apologizes After Altering Solange's Hair in Photo

She gets an official apology after calling out magazine

(Newser) - Solange Knowles sat down with the Evening Standard for its ES magazine recently, but when the October issue came out, something was missing: her hair. Solange is featured on the cover, but the distinctive circular braid atop her head is not. Last week, she posted the original photo, braid intact,... More »

Retired Navy SEAL Calls Out TV Impostor

John Garofalo lied about service, awards

(Newser) - Fox News has issued an apology after airing an interview with a US veteran who, it turns out, was not the hero he claimed to be. Introduced on the network Oct. 8 as a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam and earned 22 commendations and two Purple Hearts, John... More »

Al Michaels Fumbles Weinstein Joke on Sunday Night Football

Sportscaster comparing NY Giants to producer didn't go over well

(Newser) - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during the Sunday Night Football broadcast. Per the AP , Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming... More »

Zuckerberg Apologizes for VR Trip to Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO's demonstration of Spaces tool was widely panned

(Newser) - Well, that didn't take long. Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for a virtual reality promotion featuring Puerto Rico that was almost unanimously condemned as tone deaf , reports CNET . In a video on Tuesday, Zuckerberg and another Facebook exec demonstrated how the new VR tool called Spaces works, allowing the pair... More »

After Defending Weinstein, Donna Karan Defends Herself

Fashion designer says comment was 'taken out of context'

(Newser) - Donna Karan is fending off critics of her own a day after defending Harvey Weinstein. The fashion designer apologized Monday after she appeared to blame women for allegations of sexual harassment surrounding Weinstein, saying the comment was "taken out of context," per Variety . During an interview Sunday, Karan... More »

As Cam Newton Apologizes, So Does Reporter

Jourdan Rodrigue 'deeply sorry' for racist tweets

(Newser) - Having now received an apology from Cam Newton, Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue has had to issue one of her own. The reporter, who covers the Carolina Panthers and was involved in what some called a sexist exchange with the quarterback during a press conference Wednesday, says she is "... More »

Spicer's 'Copious Notes' Could Be 'Honey Pot' for Mueller Probe

Plus, Spicer tells ABC News he doesn't think he lied to the American people

(Newser) - Sean Spicer continued his post-White House press tour with an interview on ABC News Thursday, but while he once again acknowledged that "there's no question ... I made mistakes," he won't be offering "some blanket apology" to the American people. When asked if he'd lied... More »

Japanese Deputy PM's Ideas on Hitler Not Well-Received

Taro Aso is apologizing after saying Hitler's 'motive was right'

(Newser) - Japan's deputy prime minister is backpedaling hard after suggesting Adolf Hitler had the right motives for murdering millions of people. During an address to members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Yokohama on Tuesday, Taro Aso used Hitler as an example of how politicians are judged by their... More »

Treasury Secretary's Wife Reacts to Backlash Over Instagram Post

Louise Linton had gone after commenter who railed into her over luxury lifestyle

(Newser) - Louise Linton had her "let them eat cake" moment , but now she's eating crow. The Scottish actress and new wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin issued a short apology Tuesday after posting a picture of herself on Instagram disembarking from a military jet (she'd accompanied Mnuchin on... More »

Germany Begins to Apologize for a Different Genocide

Historians think slaughter in Africa was the first genocide of 20th century

(Newser) - In 1907, Germans cut the head off a man in Africa and sent it, with hundreds of others, to Germany as part of research to establish white superiority. The man, Cornelius Fredericks, was a legendary Nama fighter who'd led a rebellion against occupying German forces in Namibia, and he... More »

Walmart Very Sorry About Back-to-School Gun Display

'Own school year like a hero' sign apparently wasn't supposed to be over a gun case

(Newser) - Retailers are currently in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy, but Walmart is taking heat after someone snapped a photo of a glass display case filled with guns underneath a sign that reads, "Own the school year like a hero." CNNMoney reports that picture has gone viral on... More »

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