apology

MADONNA APOLOGISES FOR USING THE N-WORD

Madonna has issued an apology via Instagram apologising for posting a photograph of her son Rocco along with the caption, ‘No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #Disnigga. “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur…I am not a racist.” “There’s no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention…It was used as a term of endearment toward […]

UK NEWS: IPCC APOLOGISES TO THE DUGGAN FAMILY FOR SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION

The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot dead in 2011. Via BBC News The Independent Police Complaints Commission’s chair Dame Anne Owers met the family of Mr Duggan on Tuesday. The IPCC said it would look into how “police responded to intelligence”. It also promised to interview some “key witnesses” who had previously declined to speak and those whose accounts were “inconsistent with other […]

SWISS TOURIST BOARD APOLOGISES TO OPRAH OVER RACIST INCIDENT IN HIGH END STORE ‘TROIS POMMES’

After billionaire mogul Oprah Winfrey revealed news of her encounter with a racist store assistant while out shopping in Zurich, Switzerland (click here to read all about the incident) the Swiss tourist board has now issued an apology to the star. Spokeswoman Daniela Baer said: “We are very sorry for what happened to her, of course, because we think all of our guests and clients should be treated respectfully, in a professional way.” The tourism office also posted an apology on Twitter, saying […]

LIL WAYNE FINALLY APOLOGISES TO THE FAMILY OF MURDERED BLACK TEENAGER EMMETT TILL

Rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) has finally issued a public apology to the family of slain teenager Emmett Till. Wayne caused controversy earlier this year when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ’Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” Emmett Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Click here to read more. Till’s family demanded an […]

UK NEWS: BOXER CURTIS WOODHOUSE RECEIVES APOLOGY FROM TWITTER TROLL LIVE ON ‘DAYBREAK’

Former footballer turned boxer Curtis Woodhouse received an apology live on television this morning from a Twitter troll. James O’Brien had been sending a series of abusive tweets for up to eight months to the boxer, but had to apologise after Woodhouse eventually snapped, tracked down O’Brien’s address details via his Twitter followers and drove to the troll’s home to discuss matters further. The final straw came when O’Brien called Woodhouse a “disgrace” after he lost his English light-welterweight title last week. Woodhouse drove from Hull to  Sheffield and tweeted a […]

UK NEWS: ITV NEWS APOLOGISES AFTER REPORTER CALLS BLACK FOOTBALLERS “COLOURED”

I laughed out loud on the train when I read this story this morning.  How did ITV News manage to get this oh so wrong??? What a mess. Via The Telegraph ITV News has apologised after it used the word “coloured” in a report on racism in football. The offensive term was used during a report by ITV News reporter Richard Pallot on the racism in football summit at Downing Street on Wednesday. ITV News apologised shortly after the broadcast on its […]

SONY MUSIC APOLOGISE FOR HIKING UP WHITNEY HOUSTON’S ALBUM PRICES JUST HOURS AFTER HER DEATH

Whatever Sony! Via BBC News Record label Sony has apologised for increasing the price of two Whitney Houston albums hours after her death on Saturday. The wholesale cost of the two LPs – Houston’s Ultimate Collection and Greatest Hits – went up by around £3 each, causing an automatic price increase on iTunes. In a statement, Sony said the albums had been “mistakenly mispriced”. It added the error was “immediately corrected” once it had been discovered. Houston fans had taken to Twitter […]

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