19 Notable Celebrity Apologies

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When stars mess up, sometimes they apologize. And sometimes we even believe they're actually sorry!

1. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant immediately addressed sexual assault charges in 2003. Seated alongside wife Vanessa, he tearfully said he was guilty of adultery, not rape.

2. John Mayer

John Mayer
John Mayer told Playboy in 2010 that he gets a "n-gger pass" because African-Americans like him. He apologized via Twitter with: "It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged."

3. Christian Bale

Christian Bale
Christian Bale was caught on tape, exploding during the filming of Terminator: Salvation. But he called himself a "punk" during an apologetic radio show appearance and admitted he was "way out of order."

4. Kanye West

It took awhile, but Kanye West finally admitted that interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards was "very rude, period."

5. Michael Richards

Michael Richards
Most awkward apology ever? It was bad enough when Michael Richards dropped the N Word while performing a comedy routine. But then he apologize via satellite while friend Jerry Seinfeld appeared on The Late Show.

6. Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant
Nearly 20 years ago, Hugh Grant almost ruined his career by receiving oral sex from a prostitute. But his open apology on The Tonight Show saved his neck and catapulted Jay Leno to the top of the ratings game.

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