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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... More »

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... More »

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"... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

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"... More »

Big Names Aren't Buying Ellen's Apology

Brad Garrett, Lea Thompson don't have positive things to say; Scooter Braun comes to her defense

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres offered an apology this week to her staff for what's been increasingly reported as a "toxic" workplace , but some big names are pushing back on her words. "Anyone who knows me knows it's the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for... More »

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... More »

Outrage Over Retailer's $2.50 Swastika Pendant

Consumers outraged by sale of casual prayer mats, swastika pendant

(Newser) - On Monday, budget fashion retailer Shein apologized for selling Muslim prayer mats as decorative carpets. On Thursday, it apologized for selling a "swastika pendant necklace" for $2.50. The advocacy group Stop Antisemitism called attention to the gold-colored necklace in a social media post. "It represents the mass... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

Glee Star Loses Endorsement Gig After Bullying Claims

HelloFresh cuts ties with Lea Michele after accusations by former co-star Samantha Ware

(Newser) - Mom-to-be Lea Michele is facing up to her "immaturity" on the set of Glee after a former co-star claimed she'd made her experience on the show "a living hell." Samantha Ware, who played Jane Hayward on Glee's final season in 2015, spoke out after Michele... More »

Fallon Talks 'Biggest Crime' of White Guys

'Tonight Show' host vows to end the silence on racism

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon promised a "different kind of show" in returning to the Tonight Show after a weeklong hiatus on Monday—and he delivered. Days after tweeting an apology for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock in blackface, Fallon opened with a somber monologue... More »

NYT Writer Called Out 2 Big Names, Then Herself

Foodie Alison Roman apologizes for 'hurtful' comments about Chrissy Tiegen, Marie Kondo

(Newser) - New York Times food columnist Alison Roman has apologized to Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo after she said she was horrified by their successes in the food industry. The cookbook author sat down with New Consumer to talk about new projects, including a cooking show she sold. But she said... More »

Kimmel Offers Apology to Mike Pence After Viral Clip

VP wasn't carrying empty boxes of PPE into a nursing home, as Kimmel claimed

(Newser) - On Thursday, Mike Pence made an appearance at a Virginia nursing home to help deliver boxes of personal protective equipment—and now a late-night host is apologizing for his commentary on it. On his show Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel aired a video that originally ran on C-SPAN showing the vice... More »

Lawmaker Apologizes for Mask's 'Choice of Pattern'

It resembled Confederate flag, but Michigan state senator says that's not what it was

(Newser) - People worldwide are wearing face masks to protect themselves, but not many are apologizing for the ones they're wearing. WDIV reports on one person who's had to: Dale Zorn, a Michigan state senator who issued a mea culpa after he was recorded Friday during a Senate vote sporting... More »

Dr. Drew Pinsky on Coronavirus: 'I Got It Wrong'

Apology comes after a video mashup of his comments appears on Twitter

(Newser) - Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a "press-induced panic." In a video posted over the weekend, Pinsky—aka Dr. Drew—said, "I wish I had gotten it right,... More »

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