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The 10 most ridiculous celebrity apologies of 2017 (that have nothing to do with harassment)

Clockwise from prime left: Lorde (Tonya Smart/Invision/AP); Mike Epps (Chris McKay/Getty Photographs); Chrissy Teigen (Frazer Harrison/Getty Photographs); Anderson Cooper (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Photographs)

As the downfall of Harvey Weinstein triggered an avalanche of allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the top of 2017 noticed a rush of celebrities apologizing for horrific habits: Kevin Spacey. Matt Lauer. Mario Batali. Charlie Rose. Louis C.Okay. (After all, a few of their apologies have been problematic as properly.)

However all through the remainder of the 12 months, as is custom, a number of celebrities additionally dedicated different missteps and needed to say they have been sorry — and we rounded up probably the most ridiculous of the bunch.

Danced with a kangaroo onstage at a comedy present.

In April, Mike Epps shocked a Detroit viewers by bringing out a kangaroo onstage throughout a comedy routine. As you may count on, PETA (Individuals for the Moral Therapy of Animals) was not happy with this explicit stunt. “Look I wanna sincerely apologize to everyone,” Epps later wrote on Instagram. “I don’t personal the kangaroo and didn’t imply any hurt to the animal it received outta hand and I’m sorry.”

Stated that folks from Newfoundland are silly.

On an look throughout “Actual Time With Invoice Maher” in August, magician Penn Jillette tried to arrange a joke about his Newfoundland roots by saying, “I’m in all probability from Newfoundland, which is only a euphemism for silly.” Canadian viewers have been very upset, and Jillette profusely apologized after the present: “I used to be establishing a bit we didn’t get to. I failed and I’m sorry. I’m an fool.”

Inadvertently flashed followers on Snapchat.

Whereas ready to get a sprig tan in October, a topless Chrissy Teigen crossed her arm over herself as she posted a video on Snapchat — besides her arm didn’t cowl the whole lot. After followers alerted her about this publicity, the mannequin delivered a usually deadpan apology: “I simply wish to apologize to everybody I do know. I’ve let my buddies down. I’ve let my household down. I’ve nipples. It’s not one thing I’m happy with.”

Stated being buddies with Taylor Swift is like having a good friend with an autoimmune illness.

Pop star Lorde tried to describe to the Guardian what it was like being shut buddies with a famous person like Swift. “It’s like having a good friend with very particular allergic reactions,” she stated in June. “There are particular locations you possibly can’t go collectively. Sure issues you possibly can’t do. … It’s like having a good friend with an autoimmune illness.” After followers criticized that specific analogy, Lorde tweeted her apology: “i f—ed up & that was actually insensitive. i’m sorry.”

Filmed an obvious “ISIS-style execution video.”

Rod Stewart was hanging with buddies earlier than a live performance in Abu Dhabi in March when, in keeping with Politico, somebody filmed this now-deleted video: “Stewart seems to get a male good friend to kneel down, maintain him by the hair and make what seems to be like a chopping movement throughout his throat.” Stewart denied that he was depicting an Islamic State-style execution, and stated it was truly imagined to mimic a scene from “Recreation of Thrones”: “Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I ship my deepest apologies to those that have been offended.”

Criticized Mariah Carey’s New Yr’s Eve efficiency.

Josh Groban was removed from the one particular person snarking about Carey’s disastrous lip-syncing incident when he tweeted, “Any time one of many biggest voices of my era lip syncs an angel loses its wings.” However you don’t wish to anger Carey’s followers — after a backlash the subsequent day, Groban expressed remorse for making enjoyable of a fellow singer. “Deleted my tweets a couple of sure efficiency as a result of it was made in humor however taken far more meanly than supposed. Not out to diss artists.”

Complained about wanting fats in a photograph.

Actress Lucy Hale wrote, “Ugh, I used to be so fats” when she posted an Instagram picture of herself together with her dad on Father’s Day. Followers took challenge with this characterization from the very svelte star, who deleted the remark. “I’m extraordinarily sorry if my remark about my weight offended anybody,” Hale tweeted. “I do know folks look as much as me and I ought to be far more conscious of what I say generally.”

Known as “The Bachelor” winner a “comfort prize.”

“Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay selected Bryan Abasolo within the season finale, however a number of viewers noticed him as the plain second alternative after Lindsay’s wrenching breakup with the opposite finalist, Peter Kraus, who wasn’t able to get engaged. Nonetheless, after contestant Eric Larger known as Abasolo a “comfort prize” on a chat present in August, he later apologized: “There isn’t any sick will, no disrespect, I’m simply calling what I noticed. Forgive me, I apologize, but it surely’s all love.”

Forgot to introduce Metallica earlier than they carried out.

On the Grammy Awards in February, actress Laverne Cox launched a efficiency by “eight-time Grammy award winners and six-time Grammy winner, Girl Gaga!” Lacking from that sentence? The band Metallica, the aforementioned eight-time Grammy award winner. Cox didn’t notice her mistake till later. “I’m so sorry to #Metallica and all their followers. I’m advised I didn’t say their names in the course of the intro. Love you Metallica. You Rock,” she tweeted.

Conjured a picture of President Trump defecating on a desk. 

Throughout a back-and-forth with Jeffrey Lord in regards to the president in Might, CNN’s Anderson Cooper advised the conservative pundit that, “If [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you’d defend it.” Cooper apologized on-air, and later tweeted that he regretted that “crude sentence”: “It was unprofessional. I’m genuinely sorry.”

Learn extra:

Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Yr’s Eve efficiency is a becoming finish to 2016

Chrissy Teigen turns into the newest movie star blocked by President Trump on Twitter

‘The Bachelorette’ finale was an precise nightmare — but it surely was fairly good TV

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