Most memorable celebrity apologies

We all do stupid things sometimes and end up apologizing afterwards. But when a celebrity makes a mistake, things become a lot more interesting since they have to ask for forgiveness publicly. Here are some of the memorable apologies issued by celebrities.

Kanye West

Kanye West, Taylor Swift







Kanye West was apologizing to Taylor Swift for his infamous microphone-grabbing moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for almost an entire year. “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom Andrea. I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented! I like the lyrics about being a cheerleader and she’s in the bleachers! I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment! Beyonce‘s video was the best of this decade!!! I’m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down!!!!! I’m sorry to my friends at MTV. I will apologize to Taylor 2mrw. Welcome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchin’ the show at the cribe right now cause…. Well you know!!!! I’m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaawww!!!! You are very talented!!!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me… That’s what it is!!!! I’m not crazy yall, I’m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry!!! Much Respect!!!!!”

Reese Witherspoon








Witherspoon’s arrest for disorderly conduct in May 2013 shattered her America’s Sweetheart image. She later apologized for her and her husband’s behavior on ABC’s Good Morning America.  She said: “It’s completely unacceptable. And we are so sorry, embarrassed and we know better. We made a mistake and it’s something that will absolutely never happen again. Just bad judgment, you know?”

Mel Gibson








On July 28, 2006, Mel Gibson was pulled over by a Malibu cop for driving under the influence. The enraged actor-director launched into an anti-Semitic rant, which included the statement, “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” according to a police report published by TMZ. He later sat down with Diane Sawyer to explain his actions and said: “There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law-enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge.”

Chris Brown








After pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna, Chris Brown said that he had apologized many times to Rihanna and that he wanted to apologize to the public, as well. “When I look at it now, it’s just like, wow, like, I can’t believe that that actually happened,” he said during an episode of Larry King Live. He also described reaching out to his minister and his mother to “figure out what happened and why.”

Kristen Stewart








Kristen Stewart apologized for cheating on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director. “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,” Stewart said in a statement to

Christian Bale








After an audio-tape was released of Christian Bale screaming profanities at his Terminator: Salvation director of photography, Shane Hurlbut, the actor was forced to make a public apology. The Apology: “I was out of order beyond belief. I was way out of order. I acted like a punk. I regret that. I’m an actor and I don’t quite know how to handle this movie star thing.”

Alec Baldwin

2011 National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Inside Arrivals







The hot-tempered Baldwin has a history of controversial statements and apologies. He left a voicemail to his 11-year-old daughter Ireland — released in April 2007 — revealing he’d called her a “rude little pig” and threatened to “straighten you ass out.” The actor made an appearance on The View and said, “Obviously calling your child a pig or anything else is improper and inappropriate and I apologize to my daughter for that.”

Two months ago, Alec hurled homophobic slurs at a photographer. Again, he apologized, saying: “Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support.”

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One response to “Most memorable celebrity apologies”

  1. Richard says:

    Agreeing with Alec Baldwin that the words are really important I wills ay that we really need take control of what we speak and how we express ourselves, especially in publics, but do not forget to respect the closes ones too when no one listens to us and shoots on camera. It is simply just great to be respectful to people. When the mistake is done, the public apology is the best what can be made by celebrities and a personal apology when you went wrong in your family and friends.