Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer who’s easy enough to never once consider if you don’t follow the sport, unless you happen to read the internet and have an interest in gay rights and where, when, and via whom there is a lack thereof. In that case, you may know Pacquiao from his commentary on gays, a group that by virtue of his professed identity he is not part of and thus is no kind of an expert on.
Employees ejected a group of black teens from a Melbourne, Australia, Apple Store this week, telling them that store staff were “just worried you might steal something.” One of the boys, Francis Ose, posted a video of the incident on Facebook with the title “Simply Racism—made them apologize tho.”
On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre addressed to “the woman I’ve hurt.” Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology is below.
The popular Christian vlogger Sam Rader—best known for “surprising” his wife with her own positive pregnancy test in a viral video—has admitted to using an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison. In a YouTube video with his wife Nia by his side, Sam claims that God has forgiven him for seeking extramarital sexual partners online.
The internet shame waltz, a dance as old as time: first comes the Bad Deed, then the claim that I Was Hacked, and then the Bad Apology. Vine “celebrity” Carter Reynolds is in hot web water after a leaked video purportedly showed him trying to push an underage girlfriend into sex. Now he is “very sorry.”
The Hampton Jitney is a private bus line that takes well-off New York City residents from the city to the Long Island towns where well-off New York City residents enjoy spending summer weekends. Lately, some of those buses have experienced delays. One can only imagine the effect sitting in traffic must have on the already enervating class anxiety felt by Jitney riders who cannot, as their betters do, charter weekly helicopters.
Facebook now admits that forcing people to revisit their most Liked and commented upon photos and statuses from the past year might not have been the best idea. This week, the product manager for the social media company's "Year in Review" app apologized to Eric Meyer, whose six-year-old daughter died of brain cancer earlier this year.
In the latest chapter of the internet's favorite e-book, Human Obliterates Valid Point with Bumbling Delivery, actor Rose McGowan recently took all the gay men that you can think of—all that your eye could see, all that you could grease up with Crisco and fit in an infinite amount of Olympic size swimming pools—to task during a recent episode of Bret Easton Ellis's podcast. "Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so. I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I'm actually really upset with them," McGowan said.
Yesterday, just hours after the footage of Jonah Hill calling a paparazzo a "faggot" was posted by TMZ, the actor shared his regrets regarding the slur on Howard Stern's Sirius show. On last night's Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hill reiterated his remorse while accepting full accountability for not just his words but their weight beyond his intention:
Drake has issued a statement regarding his Rolling Stone Twitter tantrum. Basically, he supports Rolling Stone's decision to replace him on the cover, but he "was not able to salvage my story or my photos and that was devastating." Also, his lack of choice in the matter made him feel "violated." Oh yeah, and he's "sorry."