Leading Apologies in Public

Leading Apologies in Public 
Leading Apologies in Public, From a professor referring to an economist as gay and childless to a reality star calling another a "donkey," we've compiled a list of foot-in-the-mouth slipups.

A Harvard professor's remark
Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor, was forced to cover his tracks after saying economist John Maynard Keynes was not fully invested in the future because he was gay and had no children. niall ferguson on james maynard keynes "gay and has no children", niall ferguson apologizes for "off-the-cuff" keynes remarks, niall ferguson and barack obama needs to go,

A New Hampshire legislator's term for women
In the heat of debate, people will say just about anything to get their point across. New Hampshire Republican Rep. Peter Hansen likely wishes he didn't hit "send" on an email he sent to his colleagues in the state House. Peter Hansen senator calls women "vaginas", Peter Hansen senator + shock value in vagina comment, Peter Hansen senator vagina remark consequences,

Sarah Palin points fingers at GOP lawmakers
There was plenty of mudslinging during the "fiscal cliff" debate late last year. Former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin even went after her own party when she pointed fingers at some Republicans in Congress. Sarah Palin calls GOP members wusses for their wobbly stance, Sarah Palin apologizes for "wusses" comments,

Shock jock Don Imus fired for racial slur
Once deemed one of the 25 Most Influential People in America by Time magazine, cantankerous radio broadcaster Don Imus hit bottom in 2007 when he was fired by CBS for derogatory comments he made about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Imus calls rutgers "nappy-headed hos", don imus calls rush limbaugh "insincere pig", Don Imus calls obama "pimp with a limp",

Ashley Judd takes heat for comparing hip-hop to rape culture
In 2011, actress Ashley Judd caused quite a firestorm when an excerpt from her book "All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir" was posted online. In the book, Judd said a good deal of rap and hip-hop music is tied to "rape culture" and is the "contemporary soundtrack of misogyny." As the backlash poured in, Judd turned to a good friend, this hip-hop giant. Judd interview and a "my bad" on simmons' Global Grind website,

ESPN analyst catches fire for calling Robert Griffin III 'cornball brother'
In December 2012, ESPN analyst Rob Parker called Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III a "cornball brother." The veteran newspaper columnist, who appears regularly on ESPN's "First Take," among other programs, wondered aloud if Griffin was "down with the cause" because he has a white fiancée and is rumored to be a Republican. rob parker apologizes robert griffin iii, robert griffin iii injury update,

Alec Baldwin calls out his own daughter
In 2007, actor Alec Baldwin, upset about his custody battle with Kim Basinger, took out his anger on his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland. Baldwin even left a controversial, threatening voice mail on her phone, at one point calling her a startling name. Last year, Ireland, now a model, opened up about the voice mail, saying that it wasn't a big deal and that she returned her father's call. alec baldwin voicemail to daughter "thoughtless little pig", alec baldwin hilaria thomas pregnant baby girl,

Obama's 'best-looking attorney general' comment
During a Democratic Party fundraising event in California in April, President Barack Obama complimented the state's attorney general, Kamala Harris, in more ways than one. She's brilliant, dedicated, tough, he said to the throng. And then came the zinger: "by far, the best-looking attorney general." obama called to apologize to harris for "best-looking" comment,

Rush Limbaugh apologizes to college student
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is known for his shock value, but when he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke this less-than-complimentary name in 2012, he felt pressure from all sides to apologize. fluke testified about contraception mandates to house of representatives, Rush Limbaugh comments + advertisers pulled ads from his show + prominent Republicans condemned his comments, rush limbaugh outrageous quotes,

Actor Jason Alexander sorry for cricket name-calling
"In comedy, timing is everything." That's how actor Jason Alexander ended his blog apology after referring to the game of cricket as "gay." Appearing on CBS' "Late Late Show" in 2012, the former "Seinfeld" star described the game to host Craig Ferguson, saying, "It's not like a manly baseball pitch; it's a queer British gay pitch." The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and other groups took offense, and Alexander quickly took to his blog to apologize. jason alexander apologizes cricket gay,

Actress Shanna Moakler and Khloe Kardashian
Shanna Moakler, a reality-TV star and former beauty queen, came on "The Wendy Williams Show" and called fellow reality star Khloe Kardashian a less than flattering name. Claiming it was an "off-the-cuff statement," Moakler apologized, but made a point of reminding everyone that she and the Kardashians aren't exactly good friends. Shanna Moakler calls khloe kardashian donkey, Kardashian responded by saying she didn't even know Moakler, Shanna Moakler travis barker on again off again,

The Onion apologizes for calling 9-year-old Oscar nominee C-word
Satirical news organization The Onion fired off a tweet during the Academy Awards in February that sent a shockwave across cyberspace. Under the hashtag  #Oscars2013, The Onion called 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallisthe C-word. The tweet was deleted an hour later, but the damage had been done. CEO Steve Hannah issued an apology the next morning for academy award comment, Quvenzhané Wallis reaction to the onion's comments,

Target apologizes for plus-size dress color
Target quickly went into damage-control mode in April when an online shopper spotted a listing for a plus-size dress in this color. Susan Clemens tweeted a picture of the ad, pointing out that the same dress for other sizes was named "Heather Gray." Target official apology + many products carry the manatee gray label, target lawsuit illegal waste 2011,
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