“I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are."
Last week we learned that Vanessa Williams, who back in 1983 was crowned the first Black Miss America, would be welcomed back to the Miss America beauty pageant as the head judge 32 years after the organization stripped her of her crown due to a nude photo scandal. Just moments ago, during the live telecast of the 2015 Miss America pageant, the CEO of the organization formally apologized to Vanessa for what happened to her back in ’83. Sam Haskell offered the apology to both Vanessa and her mother Helen Williams on behalf of “today’s organization” for what was done to her 32 years ago. Click below to read his full remarks and see how this 3 decades old wrong has finally been righted. More »
"I missed the point"
Yesterday we learned of the Twitter feud/beef/whatever between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift after Taylor took offense to a series of tweets that Nicki posted about her lack of nominations at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Taylor erroneously believed that Nicki was calling her out and posted a response to Nicki that did nothing but ignite the needless “feud”. Yesterday afternoon, pop star Katy Perry chimed in with her $0.02 on the matter and without naming names commented publicly on the irony of Taylor lambasting Nicki for “pitting women against one another” when Katy believes that is exactly what Taylor has done to her in the past. Just a short time ago, Taylor posted an apology to Nicki on her official Twitter profile which, I’m guessing she hopes will bring this saga to a close. Click below to read Katy‘s take on the matter and Taylor‘s mea culpa. More »
"As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me"
SO … earlier this week, pop star Ariana Grande got into a bit of trouble when she was filmed on surveillance video at a donut shop in LA licking donuts that were meant to be sold to other people. Goofing with her boyfriend, Ariana thought she was being funny by licking the donuts … and then saying aloud that she “hates America” and “hates Americans” … because people eat donuts … like the donuts that she licked … and presumably meant to buy since she was at a donut shop in the first place with her friends when this incident took place. In the wake of the release of the surveillance video, and the social media uproar that followed, Ariana FIRST released a stale written statement apology … and then filmed the apology video embedded above. Click the embed above to watch Ariana try to explain away her actions (in the kinda rambling 4 minute video above) and then — if you so desire — click below to watch the original donut licking/I hate America video AND read her written statement, first attempt at apologizing. More »
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"I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed"
Iggy Azalea has had some ups and downs lately … from a HIGH of getting to record and release a song with Britney Spears to a low of having to cancel her upcoming tour, reportedly due to poor ticket sales. Things started looking up again for Iggy when it was revealed that she got engaged to be married to her boyfriend Nick Young. Today, we learn that things are back on the way down as Azalea was forced to pull out of an upcoming Gay Pride performance in Pittsburgh after multiple instances of homophobia and racism were found on Iggy Azalea‘s Twitter profile. Iggy has released an official statement announcing her decision to pull out of the pride performance and it is filled with lots of apologies. Read it below. More »
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"I have heard ... your disappointment ... I am the one to blame"
Over the weekend, we had a discussion here on PITNB regarding Cameron Crowe‘s disappointing and borderline offensive casting of Emma Stone as an Asian character named Allison Ng in his new movie Aloha. Today we are hearing from Crowe in the wake of criticisms that his movie is a whitewashing mess that seemingly erases the film’s Hawai’ian culture and people from existence. Crowe published a post on his official website apologizing for his decision to cast Stone as an Asian character and even tho he offers explanations regarding his casting decision, I tend to believe he is mostly truly sorry for the controversy. Click below to read excerpts from Cameron Crowe‘s apology and see if it holds water for you. More »
"My apologies are on the level of Jesus"
Earlier this week, Kanye West publicly and formally apologized to Beck and Bruno Mars on Twitter for being an a-hole toward them in real life. Last night, Kanye West (brilliantly played by SNL castmember Jay Pharaoh) make an appearance on Saturday Night Live to offer more apologies. Pharaoh as Kanye delivered a rap performance that is just too good not to see. If you thought Kanye‘s real life apologies were good (or, you know, if you thought they sucked) then you MUST watch the video below of Jay Pharaoh‘s Kanye apologies to see how it’s really done. You will LOVE. More »
"I'm sorry, Beck"
Kanye West, the man who arrogantly called for Beck to “respect artistry” on Grammy night earlier this month, just formally apologized to Beck on Twitter for his disrespectful behavior. The apology was posted on Kanye‘s official Twitter profile shortly after he gave a long interview to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 earlier today. Kanye also tweeted an apology to Bruno Mars for disrespecting him as an artist as well. Click below to read Kanye‘s apology tweets and watch video of Kanye‘s interview on BBC Radio 1 and see for yourself the part of the interview where West broke down in tears. More »
"I'd really like to address something ..."
In the wake of the controversy that sprung up after she made incredibly ignorant comments about Zendaya‘s hair on Fashion Police after the Oscars took place Sunday night, Giuliana Rancic went on the air to formally apologize for “crossing the line” with her offensive comments. As you can see above, Rancic was extremely contrite as she made her on-air apology and she carefully lays out how well she understands that what she said was wrong, no matter her original intent. Having watched her apology a couple of times now, I truly believe that her apology is sincere. Click the embed above to watch Giuliana Rancic offer her apology to Zendaya and everyone else she offended and/or click below to read the full text of her very appropriate mea culpa. More »
"I’m not who I was pretending to be"
Earlier today we learned that Kanye West appears on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to, among other things, debut the music video for his new song Only One. Right now we learn that Justin Bieber also makes an appearance on today’s episode of Ellen. JB showed up to surprise Ellen for her birthday and, of course, to show off his new Calvin Klein Underwear commercial. Bieber opened up about his fear of being on camera or whatever and then to talk about his upcoming Comedy Central Roast … saying he is ready to “own up” to “a couple of things”. And, true to his word, after his appearance on Ellen aired on the East Coast, he posted a mea culpa video on his official Facebook profile as a seeming apology to the world for his bad boy behavior. JB says he was “pretending” to be someone he’s not when he broke all those crimes and got repeatedly arrested last year. Click below to watch his appearance on Ellen as well as his video apology and see what YOU think of his new push to clean up his image. More »
"I am doing my best to get better."
On Saturday, we heard disturbing audio of Amanda Bynes confessing to friends in a frantic rant that she wished death on her father Rick Bynes in the wake of their failed attempt to get their daughter the medical help she desperately needs. Today we learn that Amanda has issued an official statement, through her attorney David Esquibias, apologizing publicly for her comments. As you can read below, Amanda is upset that her new friends would secretly record her and then release the audio publicly but she does make clear that she is sorry for what she said about her father. Read the statement in full below. More »
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