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Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Including an unfortunate Lady Gaga reference
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2015 9:46 AM CST

(Newser) – Kanye, Keith, and yet another politician who learns that it's always wise to ditch the Hitler analogy are among the week's notable apology-makers:

  • Until next year: "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist."—Kanye West, tweeting his mea culpas, for being Kanye.
  • Over-reacting: "I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job."—Keith Olbermann, following a series of slams against Penn State and all who go there.
  • Over-reacting, take II: "I made a very inappropriate comment. While obviously it was not meant literally, it was still inappropriate. I apologized to the player immediately following the game. Displaying good sportsmanship is of the highest priority in our program, win or lose. I am very remorseful of my actions tonight."—Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt basketball coach, caught on camera telling a player, "I'll (expletive) kill you."

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  • Hitler again: “As I said at the time, I was not equating the governor with Hitler, nor pulling the `Hitler Card.' The purpose of my comment was to simply illustrate the absurdities of the attacks on Maryland’s economy. I truly apologize to anybody who was offended by my comments.”—Thomas Miller, Maryland Senate president, who managed to work in Hitler while criticizing the governor's comments on tax increases.
  • Word choice: "It's important for me to let you know that I deeply regret my insensitive comment. And I truly did not know the meaning of the word and would never intentionally use such hurtful language. I sincerely apologize."—Kristi Capel, morning anchor at Cleveland's WJW, after using the word "jigaboo" in describing Lady Gaga's Oscar performance.
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