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Country Star With No. 1 Song: I Was Jailed for Being 'Lippy'

Zach Bryan apologizes for incident with police officer in Oklahoma on Thursday

(Newser) - Country music star Zach Bryan was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and jailed briefly Thursday in northeastern Oklahoma, according to a video posted on his account on the social media site X, formerly Twitter. Bryan said he was driving through Vinita, about 55 miles northeast of Tulsa, when his...

The Killers Invited a Fan Onstage, Also Invited Controversy

Frontman Brandon Flowers asked Russian fan to play drums at concert in nation of Georgia, to boos

(Newser) - What one band's frontman may have thought was a well-meaning metaphorical embrace of all the people of the world didn't go over well in one former Soviet state. The Killers are now offering a mea culpa after lead singer Brandon Flowers invited a Russian fan who happened to...

Jennifer Aniston Caught Up in Storm Over Jamie Foxx Post

Accusations of antisemitism, misunderstanding of Black vernacular abound

(Newser) - Jamie Foxx continues to make headlines, but this time it has nothing to do with his mystery illness . The 55-year-old Ali and Django actor caused ripples over the weekend after putting up a post online that some decried as antisemitic, then issuing an apology for it. The offending post, which...

The 'Barbenheimer' Memes Were Fun—Until They Weren't

Warner Bros. apologizes for atomic bomb-themed mashups for 'Barbie,' 'Oppenheimer' movies

(Newser) - The "biggest movie weekend in years" last month was thanks to the phenomenon known as "Barbenheimer"—the opening of both Barbie and Oppenheimer, two completely different films that sparked a slew of memes referencing their unlikely odd bond. Some of those memes, however, have irked the netizens...

Antisemitism Apology Greets Visitors to Author's Museum

Statement calls Roald Dahl's racism undeniable

(Newser) - A museum that celebrates the writings of Roald Dahl is making clear that it doesn't celebrate everything the British author said and did. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center near London has installed a sign apologizing to visitors for Dahl's antisemitic statements, the Bucks Free Press reports....

Cruise Passengers Get a Gory Welcome to Port: the 'Grind'

Ship arrived in Faroe Islands as 78 pilot whales were being slaughtered, a centuries-old tradition

(Newser) - It's not a sight you especially want to see as your cruise ship pulls into port. But as Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambition approached Torshavn, the capital of Denmark's self-governing Faroe Islands, over the weekend, the water was red with blood, leaving passengers horrified. What happened on Sunday,...

Tourist Says Sorry for Marring Colosseum
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Colosseum Vandal Has an Odd Excuse

Ivan Dimitrov, 31, of Bristol, England, claims he didn't realize how old the Rome landmark was

(Newser) - A tourist from the UK who was tracked down after etching the names of himself and his girlfriend into Rome's famous Colosseum has been fully identified and is now offering his apologies. "I admit with deepest embarrassment that it was only after what regrettably happened that I learned...

Ad Agency Sorry Tourism Video Used 'Inappropriate' Images

Some 'Philippines' footage was actually from UAE, Brazil, and other nations, agency sheepishly admits

(Newser) - There's nothing wrong with sharing a promotional video showing off your country's breathtaking rice terraces and sand dunes—unless, of course, those rice terraces and sand dunes aren't actually in your own country. That's what ad agency DDB Philippines is now apologizing for after it was...

United CEO Apologizes After Hopping on Private Jet

Scott Kirby did so as thousands of United customers were stranded

(Newser) - The CEO of United Airlines got a lesson in bad optics this week: As thousands of his company's customers were stranded at airports because of cancellations, Scott Kirby hopped on a private plane that flew him from New Jersey to Denver on Wednesday, reports CNN . In fact, the bulk...

Trans Activist Who Bared Breasts at WH Has a Message

Rose Montoya says sorry for topless stunt at Pride Month event, blames it on 'overwhelming trans joy'

(Newser) - A transgender activist who went topless during a White House Pride Month celebration last weekend, then showed it to the world via video, is now offering her mea culpa. "Today, I need to apologize," Rose Montoya said in a video posted Friday to Twitter , referencing the footage from...

CNN Boss Chris Licht Apologizes to Staff
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His Job Security Shaky, CNN's Boss Apologizes

Network CEO's job appears to be in jeopardy after scathing profile in 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - CNN chief Chris Licht had such a bad weekend that some thought he might tender his resignation when addressing the staff Monday morning. Instead, the 51-year-old offered an apology and vowed to earn back the trust of people he let down, reports CNBC . The controversy stems from an in-depth profile...

Ultra-Polite Cupcake Burglar Calls Bakery to Apologize
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This Bakery Break-In Was About as Weird as It Can Get

Man cleaned up mess from his break-in at Vancouver shop, took selfies, stole 6 cupcakes

(Newser) - "Canadians are known worldwide for sometimes being too nice" is how one media outlet is framing a cupcake caper out of British Columbia, in which both the perp and the bakery owner he inconvenienced are making headlines for their classic Canadian courtesy. The CBC reports on the incident, which...

Dodgers Do 180 on Pride Night After 2nd Round of Backlash

MLB team uninvited LGBTQ+ charity group after conservative complaints, then reinvited them

(Newser) - It didn't seem out of the ordinary that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence , an LGBTQ+ charity and satirical performance drag group in which participants dress as nuns, had been invited to the Los Angeles Dodgers' 10th annual Pride Night next month. The group was set to receive a "...

Publix Wouldn't Write Pro-Trans Message on Cake

Grocery store reps have since apologized over incident at Orlando-area bakery

(Newser) - Having a message written on a cake at a Publix bakery doesn't typically make national headlines. Two representatives of a nonprofit advocacy group, however, say a day that should have been filled with joy was soured by a refusal to honor the wording they asked for at an Orlando-area...

After Mass Shooting in Texas, an Ill-Advised Facebook Post

Chamber of commerce post welcomed new member 'Pulling Triggers' after tragedy in Allen

(Newser) - Pulling Triggers and Pulling Corks is "the melding of two amazing worlds," per its website : guns and booze, with a mission of teaching its students firearms skills, as well as holding wine and whiskey events and tastings. What Texas locals didn't find amazing was a promo over...

Accused of Being a 'Pretendian,' College Prof Comes Clean

Calls emerge for UC Berkeley's Elizabeth Hoover to resign after admitting she's not Native American

(Newser) - A California college instructor accused of falsely claiming Native American ancestry is now admitting she's white and apologizing—and it was one of her closest friends who conducted a good amount of the probing that led to her apology. The hubbub stretches back to February 2021, when Elizabeth Hoover,...

State Pol: Sorry I Hid Bibles in Capitol Fridge, Couches

Arizona Dem Stahl Hamilton says 'playful protest' was over separation of church and state

(Newser) - A Democratic state congresswoman in Arizona delivered a rather odd apology this week, after what she says was meant to be a "peaceful, playful protest" in support of the separation of church and state. Per the Arizona Republic , Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton told reporters on Wednesday that she was...

'Pity City' CEO Sorry Her Comments 'Seemed Insensitive'

The MillerKnoll leader made her controversial statements during a March town hall

(Newser) - The MillerKnoll CEO who instructed employees who were worried about whether they'd be getting a bonus to "leave pity city" has apologized to her staff. MLive reports Andi Owen, who's been at the helm of the company since 2018, sent an email that read, in part: "...

GOP Lawmaker Rants Against 'Demon' Transgender People

Florida Rep. Webster Barnaby got pushback from both Dems, Republicans after 'mutant' remarks

(Newser) - On Monday, a legislative hearing was held in Florida over the Safety in Private Spaces Act , which would bar anyone from using a restroom if it didn't match the sex they'd been assigned at birth. Comments from one particular lawmaker, however, stunned colleagues on both sides of the...

Dalai Lama Apologizes Over His Greeting of Young Boy

Spiritual leader asked the child to 'suck my tongue,' now regrets the 'playful' exchange

(Newser) - Creepy or "playful?" The Dalia Lama is apologizing after video emerged of him asking a small boy to "suck his tongue" during a public greeting, reports Reuters . “His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras,”...

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