Sorry Not Sorry, It Is My Fault

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Sorry…not sorry. Any “good” apology has three parts: Im sorry, it is my fault, what can I do to fix it. Most apologies are missing parts two and three. Most people have a hard time owning up to their own mistakes so they give a “no fault” apology. It’s an apology without an actual apology. In other words, “It’s the best way to say I’m sorry, without really meaning it” (Reilly 433). Public figures, such as an athlete, or celebrity use this apology mostly to do “major damage control for bad behavior (Reilly 433). These behaviors can include drug abuse, stereotyping, being racist, criminal charges, and verbal threats. For example, Jonah Hill, an actor, made on apology on the Howard Stern Show Tuesday after he was caught on camera using a homophobic slur. His apology is as follows: "This is a heartbreaking situation for me…in that moment I said a disgusting word that does not at all reflect how I feel about any group of people” (Tooney 1) Jonah Hill said this after revealing that he was repeatedly taunted by reporters before he lost his cool. "I grew up with gay family members. I 'm leaving here to go spend the day with one of my closest co-workers and best friend who is gay, who 's getting married, who I 'm going to stand at his wedding. You know?”(Tooney 1) With this type of apology, this is a offense about “insulting a entire (sexual orientation)” (Reilly 434); and he used the “turn the page, move forward method” (Reilly 434). He quickly included an example of how he
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