Despite the fact that their lives are always in plain sight, many celebrities make mistakes and commit acts for which they need to apologize later.
Do they all know how to do it? Does everyone apologize sincerely? Here are 15 cases when there were big doubts in the sincerity of the apologies.
Steve Harvey to Miss Colombia post Miss Universe debacle
Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of Miss Universe. After he made a tweet with his apology to Miss Colombia, he invited her to the show.
“I cast you into a spotlight or a place that I never intended to, that I would not want,” Steve Harvey said to her in person. However, many people found his words insufficiently sincere.
Paula Deen for racist slurs
The frankness of the famous American chef Paula Dean on television caused the WalMart supermarket chain to break off contracts with her. A few hours after her speech on television, during which she apologized and assured that she was not a racist, her name disappeared from four restaurants.
Dean said she was desperate and that she was not a racist. She can only remember one case when she used racial abuse. According to her, it was in the 1980s in Georgia during a bank robbery, where she worked. The robber was black.
Kanye West to Taylor Swift
At the VMA ceremony, Swift received a prize for the Best Music Video. The happy girl started her welcome speech, but Kanye West ran on the stage and declared that her video was not the best.
Jay Z told Kanye to apologize and he did it. After the incident Kanye even released a song for Taylor. However, having listened to the words of the song, we doubt his sincerity.
Shia LeBouef for plagiarism
Shia LeBouef created a short film for which he received a lot of awards at various film festivals. But it soon became clear that the actor stole the plot.
The actor confessed to plagiarism and publicly apologized for his deed. On the social network, the actor said that for some time he was going to disappear from public life.
Alec Baldwin to his daughter
Alec Baldwin apologized publicly for calling his 11-year-old daughter a rude, a little pig and a worthless human being. The actor’s message was recorded on the answer phone.
In addition to the fact that the actor called his daughter a pig, he also stated that she had no brains. Then the record somehow became public, and was taken to court.
Justin Bieber for racist slurs
Justin Bieber seems to be growing up. The singer apologized for his racist slurs. In 2011, the documentary Never Say Never was made about the young singer.
In one of the episodes, Justin uses the word n**ger as a characteristic of black people. Moreover, he uses it repeatedly. Of course, this fragment was not included in the final editing of the film. But it got on the Internet and the singer had to apologize.
Tiger Woods for… everything
Tiger Woods officially apologized to everyone. He apologized to his wife, friends, colleagues and fans. Is his apology sincere, or it is another move to attract attention?
Tiger Woods never let the press into his family life. His reputation helped him earn a fortune on advertising contracts and he participated in public events. However, at one moment everything changed.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for bringing their dogs into Australia
Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, recorded a video message to the Australians. The stars apologized to the locals and authorities for illegally bringing two dogs into the country.
In early May 2015, Amber Heard brought two dogs to Australia. However, she did not take into account that due to the unique fauna in Australia there are strict laws on the import of animals into the country.
Rita Ora for her song
Singer Rita Ora apologized to the LGBT communities for the song Girls. The composition was criticized for marginalizing love between women.
Ora apologized on Twitter. The singer added that she sings in the song only about her own experience. “I have had romantic relationships with women and men … this is my personal journey,” she wrote. Sounds rather cynical.
Samantha Bee to Ivanka Trump
Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump for her vulgar words about Ivanka’s show Full Frontal. After the White House called her words vile and vicious, the TV host apologized on her Twitter.
“It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it,” Bee explained. “This time, I used it as an insult. I crossed the line.”
Lena Dunham for defending Murray Miller
Lena Dunham and Jenny Conner apologized for defending the script writer of the TV series Girls, Murray Miller, accused of rape.
Facing a backlash, she apologized, but really more for having chosen absolutely the wrong time to come forward, rather than for having made the hypocritical statement at all.
Kevin Spacey for sexual assault
Kevin Spacey said that he was more than shocked by allegations of sexual harassment by a young teenager several decades ago. Spacey claimed not to remember the event and apologized.
"This story encouraged me to address other things about my life ... As those closest to me know, in my life, I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic relationships with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man."
Harvey Weinstein to Jennifer Lawrence
Harvey Weinstein, accused of nearly a hundred women in sexual harassment and rape, had to apologize to actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence was in the ranks of the few to whom the producer did not bother. What she honestly told.
Weinstein's rambling apology, if it can be called that, basically comes down to, Hey, it was the 70s, everybody sexually harassed people! Sorry about that!
Jason Bateman for his interview
After the beginning of Arrested Development season five, the cast of the show did a roundtable interview with the New York Times. Jason Bateman was especially active in his expressions.
However, later he said:
“Based on listening to the NYT interview and hearing people’s thoughts online, I realize that I was wrong here.”
Were his words sincere?
Pepsi to Kendall Jenner
Pepsi declined to use its commercial immediately after its release. This was due to the fact that it caused a storm of indignation and a barrage of criticism.
At the same time, the company also apologized to the American model Kendall Jenner, who appeared in the scandalous commercial. It is noteworthy that Kendall removed all the materials from the commercial that she posted on her Instagram.