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philnotfil
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So many public figures just toss out an "I'm sorry if I offended anyone" and try to pretend that whatever they did never happened.

Jason Alexander gave a great example of how to apologize.

outsports.com

I was trying to figure out which bits to quote to give an idea of how great it was, but you really have to read the whole thing. I will settle for the closing paragraphs (but you really should go an read the whole thing, he does a great job of walking you through what he was thinking when he did it, how he first reacted when he was told it had been offensive, how he re-examined what he had done, how it was offensive, and how he felt knowing that he had offended some):

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So, I would like to say – I now get it. And to the extent that these jokes made anyone feel even more isolated or misunderstood or just plain hurt – please know that was not my intention, at all or ever. I hope we will someday live in a society where we are so accepting of each other that we can all laugh at jokes like these and know that there is no malice or diminishment intended.

But we are not there yet.

So, I can only apologize and I do. In comedy, timing is everything. And when a group of people are still fighting so hard for understanding, acceptance, dignity and essential rights – the time for some kinds of laughs has not yet come. I hope my realization brings some comfort.

Thanks,
Jason


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Man, that's a class act.
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That was excellent.
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Hannibal
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Very Eloquent

I wish I had the ego to admit my mistakes and apologize as well.


Totally off topic, did he undergo a hair transplant?

From Wikipedia :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Alexander

From the website:
http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2012/06/03/jason-alexander-offers-the-greatest-apology-in-history-for-gay-cricket-jokes/

[ June 04, 2012, 08:00 PM: Message edited by: Hannibal ]

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Pete at Home
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What was the original joke?
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Did you read the link? He said cricket is kind of gay.
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AI Wessex
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I like his transparency. He didn't apologize if *you* were offended, the classic non-apology, but recapitulated the process that led to him realizing that he had offended some people.
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Hannibal
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Did he undergo hair transplant ?!?!? or not

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AI Wessex
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Should he apologize for that, too? FWIW, he has worn wigs in lots of photos.
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Hannibal
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No, I am just obsessive about getting answers to stuff I want to know and can seem to find an answer too thats all.

I dont care what he does in his personal life.

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You can google it, took me 5 seconds to find out - it is a permanent hair piece.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/jason-alexander-hair-mystery-solved

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Thanks

He did not look like this 10 years ago, but thanks

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