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Cookie Heiress Bragged of Her Wealth. Then She Made It Worse

Verena Bahlsen says she erred with remarks on Bahlsen's forced labor during Nazi era

(Newser) - "Oblivious," "arrogant," and "aloof" is how a cookie company heiress is being painted this week after comments on how her company used Nazi-era forced labor. The BBC reports 25-year-old Verena Bahlsen of the Bahlsen company joked about how rich she is at a marketing meeting... More »

Job Ad: 'Preferably Caucasian'

Cynet Systems is in hot water, apologizing profusely over employment ad posted online

(Newser) - A tech company counting "inclusivity & equality" among its core values is apologizing after one of its job listings requested a "preferably Caucasian" candidate. "How could you POSSIBLY think that's okay?" Florida coder Helena McCabe tweeted to Virginia-based tech recruiting firm Cynet Systems on Saturday, though... More »

2nd Offensive Cartoon Leads NYT to Drastic Move

Newspaper will no longer run syndicated cartoons after publishing one deemed anti-Semitic

(Newser) - "How many New York Times editors looked at a cartoon that would not have looked out of place on a white supremacist website? ... What does this say about your processes or your decision makers?" That was the reaction of the American Jewish Committee after the publication of what the... More »

57-Year-Old Woman Charged in Shooting Death of Journalist

New IRA takes blame for murder of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

(Newser) - A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death last week in Northern Ireland of journalist Lyra McKee . Although initially two teens were detained in connection with the killing of the 29-year-old, who died Thursday night during rioting in Londonderry (aka Derry), they were later released without being charged,... More »

Liam Neeson: 'I Was Wrong'

The actor issues a statement of apology over his February interview

(Newser) - Liam Neeson issued a fairly detailed apology Friday for how he reacted to a friend's rape decades ago—by roaming the streets with a stick hoping to fight what he called "some black bastard," the Guardian reports. In his statement, Neeson said he regrets his "unacceptable... More »

Mexico Seeks an Apology. It's 'Completely' Rejected

Spain seems offended by the notion

(Newser) - Spain is "completely" rejecting the Mexican president's demand for an apology over crimes against his country's indigenous people 500 years ago, the Guardian reports. In a video posted on social media, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stood in the remains of an ancient city and... More »

Mom, Baby Kicked Off Flight Due to Their Skin Condition

American Airlines has apologized, says it's investigating

(Newser) - Jordan Flake was born with a genetic skin condition called ichthyosis, and so was her infant son, Jackson. But because the condition causes dry, scaly skin, crew members on the pair's recent American Airlines flight believed they had a rash—possibly a contagious one—and they were removed from... More »

Critics: Trevor Noah Clip on India, Pakistan Was 'Racist'

'Daily Show' host said full-out war between 2 countries would be 'the most entertaining'

(Newser) - As tensions continue between India and Pakistan, with both sides claiming deaths from shelling , the perspective of one outsider hasn't been appreciated by either. Comedian Trevor Noah is now apologizing for what some are calling a "racist" and "insensitive" segment last week on The Daily Show that... More »

New Zealand Definitely Exists. Just Not on Ikea's World Map

It's not the first time the country has been forgotten by cartographers

(Newser) - Usually when you buy something from Ikea, it's necessary to assemble all of the parts, but a world map should really come preassembled with all of the countries included. At least that's the feeling of New Zealanders, who are a bit miffed that a map from the retailer'... More »

Michelle Rodriguez Wades Into Neeson Fray, Is Quickly Sorry

His 'Widows' co-star admits she made a 'terrible historical comparison' while defending him

(Newser) - Type "Liam Neeson, apologize" into Google and an entirely different name pops up this week. That's because Michelle Rodriguez now has her own "sorry" to offer after defending him for racist comments he'd made. First Neeson confessed during an interview that he'd once looked for... More »

'What Racist at Gucci Thought This Was a Good Idea?'

Luxury brand pulls $890 sweater likened to blackface

(Newser) - A new apology over a blackface controversy came Wednesday, not from Virginia's embattled governor , but from luxury fashion brand Gucci. The Italian company pulled a black balaclava-style sweater from its stores and website and apologized "for the offense caused," after social media users said the design resembled... More »

As Old Document Surfaces, Warren Apologizes Again

1986 Texas bar registration shows identification as 'American Indian'

(Newser) - Her private apology has moved public: Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells the Washington Post she is sorry for identifying as Native American for nearly two decades. "I can't go back. But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted," the... More »

Governor Sorry for KKK, Blackface Photo

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologizes

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's page in his 1984 medical school yearbook contains a photo of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor, the AP reports. The revelation of the photographs prompted some Republicans to call for his... More »

UK Paper: 'Unreservedly' Sorry for Article on Melania Trump

'Telegraph' pays damages on story it now concedes had many false statements

(Newser) - Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologized and paid damages to US first lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements. The newspaper said Saturday it apologizes "unreservedly" to Trump and her family for any embarrassment caused by the content of a cover story published... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

How DJ Was Busted in Old Cold Case: Gum, a Water Bottle

Raymond Rowe charged in 1992 murder thanks to new DNA technique called genetic genealogy

(Newser) - More than a quarter century had passed since the murder of a 25-year-old Pennsylvania teacher before an arrest was made in June, and now the suspect, a disc jockey known as "DJ Freez," has admitted his culpability. ABC News reports Raymond Rowe, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges... More »

LeBron James Apologizes for Quoting Song Lyric

Referred to 'getting that Jewish money'

(Newser) - LeBron James likes to share music lyrics on Instagram, but a recent one has led to a public apology, reports USA Today . In an Instagram story, the Los Angeles Laker star quoted a lyric from the song "ASMR" by 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything... More »

Bank Is Sorry After Calling Cops on Black Customer

Paul McCowns was just trying to cash his paycheck in Ohio

(Newser) - An incident at a bank near Cleveland has spawned an unfortunate hashtag: #BankingWhileBlack, reports NBC News . When Paul McCowns, who is black, showed up at Huntington Bank in the Ohio suburb of Brooklyn to cash his first check from a new job, the tellers got suspicious. After they tried calling... More »

'Your Daughter Was Supposed to Be Safe Here'

New Zealand leader addresses family of murdered tourist

(Newser) - New Zealand's prime minister made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a British tourist who was murdered in New Zealand. Grace Millane, 22, graduated from college and then started in Peru what was supposed to be a yearlong trip around the world. She traveled from there to... More »

After More Than 10 Years, Samsung Workers Get an Apology

And compensation as company says sorry for employee illnesses, deaths

(Newser) - Samsung Electronics apologized Friday for illnesses and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories. The announcement by the South Korean tech giant came weeks after the company and a group representing ailing Samsung workers agreed... More »

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