I detest the hypocrisy of people, especially celebrities, who make a dumb-ass mistake then believe they can wipe it away with a half-hearted “I’m sorry”. Especially when the only thing they are really sorry about is finding out that others aren’t on board with what they did / said, and they may lose income over it. They’re really not sorry because of the realization that what they did was in poor taste.
Enter Kathy Griffin, the latest celebrity to get caught doing something really crass, then fully believing she can wipe it away with a meaningless, “I’m sorry.”
She’s not sorry that she did something clearly in poor taste, she’s sorry that everyone didn’t find it as funny as she did, that people are not on board with her “joke.”
Now, she’s not the only celebrity to have done or said something that they later backed away from, expecting a simple, “I’m sorry” to solve everything. The problem is that these are the same people who will not accept an apology from the other side. They scream and cry into the media cameras and mics about how saying “I’m sorry” is not acceptable, and that they will never forget or forgive “x” for what they did / said.
We are all human, we all make mistakes. Trump and crew are being bashed about possible “collusion” with the Russians during their campaign, and we are all supposed to be horrified and demand immediate firing and impeachment. Yet, this is being done by the same people who, in 2012, brushed away insinuations being made when their god (Barack Obama) promise Medvedev, when he thought the mic was off, that “This is my last election, after my election I have more flexibility.”
This country is tearing itself apart because people, even famous people, are not allowed to make mistakes. Some mistakes we make are done from the inexperience of youth, when we are simply not wise enough to understand what we are doing / saying. Some mistakes are made because of cultural differences (changing of times), what we said even 5 years ago was during times that are vastly different than they are today. Has your opinion on matters never changed? If they have, then why do you expect others to hold the same opinions they held years ago? Why can you not accept that their views change with times and circumstances?
Forgiveness is just Common Sense.