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Tokyo Olympics Chief Won't Step Down After Sexist Remarks

Yoshiro Mori apologized for saying meetings with too many women 'drag on,' but he won't resign

(Newser) - Anyone upset by sexist remarks made earlier this week by the head of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics might be glad to know he's now apologizing—but don't expect much more than that. "I will not be stepping down," former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro...

Liberty President on Massive Snowball Fight: 'I Messed Up'

University is making headlines for potential superspreader event

(Newser) - Liberty University is back in the news, this time because of a massive snowball fight in violation of the school's own coronavirus guidelines. The school had promoted Sunday's event in Lynchburg, Va., attended by hundreds of students who stood close together without masks. Photos uploaded to Facebook by...

Beloved 'Hoe' Landmark Not Loved by Facebook

Site flagged posts that referred to UK's Plymouth Hoe

(Newser) - In the dictionary, "hoe" typically refers to a gardening tool. To Facebook, the word means something entirely different, and it led to a bit of a social media uproar in the port city of Plymouth, located in the English county of Devon. That's where, per the Guardian , locals...

Mistaken Tweet Spurs Online Tiff Between Walmart, Senator

Retailer says snarky post to Josh Hawley tweeted in error by social media team member

(Newser) - Everyone from Democrats to Mitch McConnell likely aren't happy with GOP Sen. Josh Hawley's announcement that he'll be challenging the certification of Joe Biden's electoral win in Congress on Jan. 6. Walmart, apparently inadvertently, added itself to that list. Politico notes that after Hawley announced his...

Eatery Sorry for 'Discreet' Dinner Invite Amid Dining Ban

La Scala in Beverly Hills says it never intended to violate rules

(Newser) - A celebrity hangout in Beverly Hills is apologizing after inviting customers to an "inside" dinner party on New Year's Eve. The invitation from Italian restaurant La Scala, dropped into customers' takeout bags, teased a "discreet" speak-easy-themed soiree. "We are considering taking reservations for New Year's...

Doctors Protest Vaccine Plan: 'First in the Room! Back of the Line!'

Stanford medical residents miffed after finding out front-line workers weren't prioritized for COVID shots

(Newser) - Stanford Health Care has issued an apology after word on how it would distribute its coronavirus vaccine backfired. According to Stanford's vaccine dissemination plan published earlier this week, priority for the shots was to be given to "those who provide direct care and service to patients, those who...

Newspaper Apologizes for Endorsement

'Orlando Sentinel' rips Fla. GOP Rep. Michael Waltz for signing on to Texas election suit

(Newser) - More than 100 House Republicans have signed on to a Texas lawsuit trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win, and a local paper that endorsed one of them is now offering a public mea culpa. "We apologize for endorsing US Rep. Michael Waltz, who wants to overturn the...

Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
Google CEO's Apology
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Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'

Dr. Timnit Gebru says she was forced from AI research position after email criticizing company

(Newser) - One of Google's most prominent Black female employees is no longer with Google, and a firestorm has erupted over her departure. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has issued an apology of sorts, insinuating Dr. Timnit Gebru, the former co-leader of Google's AI team, resigned. But Gebru is pushing back,...

Eva Longoria Apologizes Over Remarks on Black, Latina Voters

Star called Latinas the 'real heroines' of the election, sees fast backlash

(Newser) - Eva Longoria was among those excited that Joe Biden beat President Trump in the election. Now, however, the Desperate Housewives star is apologizing for remarks made in her exuberance. CNN offers the backstory, which involves Longoria appearing Sunday on MSNBC to talk about how women of color came to the...

Australia: Women From 10 Flights Had 'Invasive' Exams in Qatar

Qatar is apologizing after search for abandoned newborn went awry

(Newser) - A baby was born and abandoned at an airport in Doha, Qatar, and now officials are apologizing over their controversial attempt to find the mother amid the revelation that there may have been more women involved than initially reported. After a newborn girl was found Oct. 2 in a trash...

American Escapes Jail Time After 'Stilted' Apology to Resort

Wesley Barnes had faced years behind bars for trashing Thai resort online, violating defamation law

(Newser) - Looks like Wesley Barnes won't see jail time after all. The American living in Thailand had complained online , including on the Tripadvisor site, about the Sea View Koh Chang resort, airing grievances about his stay there over the "unfriendly staff" and accusing the resort of "modern-day slavery"...

Ellen's 18th Season Opens With an Apology

'I am so sorry to the people who were affected'

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her talk show to address a summer of controversy and issue an apology, reports the AP . Watch it here . The key part of the apology, as quoted by BuzzFeed :
  • "As you may have heard, this summer there were
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Joe Rogan on Wildfire Rumors: 'I'm Very Upset With Myself'

Podcast host apologizes for spreading misinformation about fires out West

(Newser) - Comedian Joe Rogan moved his popular eponymous podcast to Spotify at the beginning of the month, and he got things moving last week by making an accusation regarding wildfires near Portland, Ore. "There is a madness going on there," Rogan said during Thursday's podcast, per CNN Business...

'Another Academic Racial Fraud,' This Time in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student CV Vitolo-Haddad confesses to being mostly Italian

(Newser) - Apparently, academics pretending to be Black is a thing? Earlier this month, George Washington University professor Jessica Krug resigned her position after penning an admission on how she'd faked being Black. Now, out of Wisconsin, a similar case. Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD student CV...

Critics Bash Netflix Film They Say Sexualizes Young Girls

Detractors want Netflix to drop 'Cuties,' which won Sundance award; defenders say it's a 'beautiful film'

(Newser) - Netflix is taking heat over an award-winning French film on its platform from those who say the movie's promotional materials, as well as the film itself, sexualizes young girls. Per the Los Angeles Times , the movie is about a rebellious 11-year-old girl who joins a "free-spirited dance crew"...

Cannon Offers Apology, Demands One After Anti- Semitic Words

TV host on his podcast remarks: 'reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people'

(Newser) - When ViacomCBS nixed its relationship with Nick Cannon this week over anti-Semitic remarks he made in a recently aired podcast, the company noted its disappointment that Cannon hadn't apologized for those comments. That now appears to have changed, with the 39-year-old TV host and comedian offering his mea culpa...

Black Pastor Called Cops on Mob. They Arrested Him

Va. sheriff makes apology, announces hate crime charges against 5

(Newser) - A Virginia sheriff has apologized to a black pastor who was arrested after calling 911 on a group of white people who threatened to kill him after trying to dump a refrigerator on his property. Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy Carter made the apology to Leon McCray Sr. of Woodstock on...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Just Issued a 'Rare Apology'

Liberty University president says sorry for mask 'joke' using blackface photo linked to Va. governor

(Newser) - Jerry Falwell Jr.'s attempt to make a face mask joke at the expense of his state's governor has backfired—and now it's even prompted what the New York Times calls a "rare apology" and deleted tweet from the Liberty University president. It all started when...

Players Asked NFL to Speak Up. They Got Their Wish

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell condemns racism, police brutality—but no mention of Kap

(Newser) - The ripple effects of the protests for George Floyd have made their way to the NFL. On Thursday, a roster of top players, including the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and the Texans' Deshaun Watson, made a short video imploring the league to speak up on racism and police brutality. On Friday,...

Drew Brees: Anti-Kneeling Comments 'Missed the Mark'

Saints quarterback promises 'less talking, more listening'

(Newser) - I am not the enemy. That was the message from Drew Brees on Thursday as he responded to backlash from his suggestion that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were "disrespecting" the American flag . "I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New...

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