Kevin Hart steps down from hosting the Oscars and apologizes for earlier homophobic tweets

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Several days after it was announced that he would host the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has decided to step down. In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, December 7, the comedian shared his decision to relinquish his hosting duties, after backlash over his past anti-LGBTQ tweets and his initial […]

'It was a joke, a bad one': DJ apologizes for 'twerk' comments to Women's Ballon d'Or winner (VIDEO)

DJ Martin Solveig has issued an apology after asking Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever recipient of the women’s Ballon d’Or, to twerk onstage, claiming it was a “bad joke” and that the player herself understood his remarks as such. READ MORE: Outrage as 1st-ever Women’s Ballon d’Or winner asked to TWERK onstage by awards host (VIDEO) French […]

Game developer apologizes, restructures firm after outcry over imaginary anti-gay Chechen vampires

The developer of ‘Vampires: The Masquerade’ tabletop game will be restructured after complaints about the game’s bizarre plot, in which vampires in Chechnya use the persecution of gay people to cover up their own existence. The board game features bloodsuckers, who torture and feed on gay people, and wasn’t long in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya […]

Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Defending Blackface on Today: 'I Realize Now That Such Behavior Is Indeed Wrong'

Megyn Kelly is reevaluating her stance on blackface. Just hours after stating on-air that it isn’t “racist” for white people to darken their skin with makeup on Halloween as long as they’re portraying an actual person or character, the host of Megyn Kelly Today on Tuesday released an internal email to her staff, apologizing for her […]

You can’t win: Ex-top astronaut apologizes to Twitter for citing Churchill, sparks more fuss

Quoting Winston Churchill seems harmless enough, but a former NASA astronaut found out the hard way that it’s impossible to please everyone on Twitter, after apologizing for citing the revered British leader. Scott Kelly, who has made multiple trips into space, issued an apology on Sunday after being hounded by furious netizens about a tweet […]

Facebook apologizes to right-wing group PragerU after being accused of censoring its videos

PragerU/Youtube Facebook apologized to a right-wing non-profit group after it blocked some of its videos, making them invisible to its followers. Facebook said the removal of the videos was a mistake, and they have been restored. PragerU seems unconvinced, claiming the removal was an act of deliberate censorship. Facebook has apologized to American conservative non-profit […]

Samantha Bee Apologizes for C-Word Controversy, Fires Back at Critics

Samantha Bee opened Wednesday’s Full Frontal by addressing the elephant in the room. Bee apologized again for referring to First Daughter Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c—t” last week: “I crossed the line, I regret it, and I do apologize for that.” While she reminded us that “it is a word that I have used on the show many […]

Starbucks CEO apologizes to the 2 black men arrested in a Philadelphia store, says he wants to meet with them ‘face-to-face’

Twitter/@missydepino Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologized on Saturday night to the two black men arrested in a Philadelphia store. Videos of the arrest, which went viral, were “very hard to watch,” Johnson said. He said the company’s practices and training led to the “reprehensible outcome” and that the incident “should never have escalated as it […]