Melissa Harris-Perry Overtaken by Emotion During On-Air Apology

On an episode of her show last week, Melissa Harris-Perry made (what some considered to be) unkind remarks about Kieran Romney, Mitt Romney's adopted African-American grandchild. In the episode, Harris-Perry referred to Kieran being out of place in the Romney family pictures and stated that she would like to see a… » 1/04/14 5:17pm 1/04/14 5:17pm

Katie Couric Admits She Totally Messed Up Her HPV Vaccine Episode

After airing an episode last Wednesday about the "controversial" HPV vaccine that many said included far too much fodder for anti-vaccineers, Katie Couric has apologized, explaining that "based on the science, my personal view is that the benefits of the HPV vaccine far outweigh its risks." » 12/10/13 6:00pm 12/10/13 6:00pm

Dr. Phil Clarifies: He Was Just ASKING If You'd Bang a Drunk Girl

On Tuesday, Dr. Phil's Twitter account took a moment from its general wisdom spilling to Ask the Audience: would you fuck a drunk chick? On Wednesday, the show clarified that Dr. Phil most certainly would not fuck a drunk chick. » 8/21/13 3:50pm 8/21/13 3:50pm

Bristol Palin Demands an Apology from Jimmy Kimmel, Gets Jack Squat

Bristol Palin appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night after being voted off Dancing with the Stars (shoulda gone with the Pachanga, OBV), and wasted no time in demanding an apology from noted Sarah Palin-skewerer Jimmy Kimmel. Funny how one's defensive ire against evil comedians evaporates as soon as one is offered… » 10/17/12 4:20pm 10/17/12 4:20pm

After 50 Years of Silence, Manufacturer Apologizes For The Whole…

Gruenenthal Group, the company that distributed thalidomide (referred to as Contergan in the manufacturers' native Germany), has finally said "our bad" to those affected by the in-utero use of the drug. Infamously, mothers in the 1950s and '60s who took it for morning sickness during pregnancy often gave birth to… » 9/01/12 1:30pm 9/01/12 1:30pm

Jason Alexander Issues Serviceable Apology for Calling Cricket a ‘Gay…

Just in case anyone was really starting to pine for some vintage George Costanza foot-swallowing, actor and recently re-sodded cranium Jason Alexander called cricket a "gay sport" last week on Craig Ferguson's Are You Still Fucking Awake? talk program. Alexander expatiated on cricket's supposed homosexuality: » 6/03/12 3:00pm 6/03/12 3:00pm

Patricia Heaton Apologizes to Sandra Fluke for Tweeting Nasty Things…

Rush Limbaugh might have gone after Sandra Fluke the hardest last week, but actress Patricia Heaton, a vocal conservative, took to Twitter to pile on too. After facing some serious backlash—and even deleting her Twitter account for a short time—Heaton has now come out with an apology. » 3/05/12 9:45pm 3/05/12 9:45pm

Congressman Refuses To Apologize For "Not A Lady" Comments

Rep. Allen West will not apologize for calling Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "vile" and "not a Lady," explaining that he is "a military man" and "there are certain ways that we speak in the military." I guess that includes bizarre email outbursts in response to respectful criticisms? Political Correction notes that… » 7/21/11 1:40pm 7/21/11 1:40pm

Racist Ranter Alexandra Wallace Leaves UCLA


The UCLA student behind the now-famous racist video rant and the subsequent "I have no idea why I posted that" apology announced in a statement to The Daily Bruin that she will be leaving the school immediately. » 3/19/11 1:50pm 3/19/11 1:50pm

It's Time We All Admit That Ginni Thomas Might Be Stupid

Opinionators are offering a number of explanations for Virginia Thomas's bizarro phone call to Anita Hill: love, innocence, naivete, Ambien. Are we, um, dancing around something here? » 10/21/10 1:57pm 10/21/10 1:57pm

Clarence Thomas's Wife Leaves Ridiculous Voicemail For Anita Hill

In a bizarre turn of events, Clarence Thomas's wife Virginia called Anita Hill earlier this month, asking Hill to apologize for that whole sexual harassment thing. Because, you know, it was her fault. » 10/20/10 9:38am 10/20/10 9:38am

Chris Brown Apologizes For That Thing He Did

Chris Brown's video apology is notable for several reasons, first and foremost that it's difficult to tell what he's actually apologizing for. » 7/21/09 9:30am 7/21/09 9:30am