Biggest Celebrity Apologies

Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne was forced to make a public apology after she allegedly made a negative comment on Susan Boyle’s looks. (Credit: Getty Images)
Tareq Salahi
Tareq Salahi
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Tareq Salahi (L) and Michaele Salahi prepare to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee during a hearing on "The United States Secret Service and Presidential Protection: An Examination of a System Failure." The Salahi’s say THEY are owed an apology by the White House for crashsing it’s party. Does anyone see anything wrong with this??? (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay
Vernon Kay
Vernon Kay made an apology after he was caught sending sexy text messages to several other women, none of whom were his wife. (Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Chris Brown
Singer Chris Brown leaves the Los Angeles Superior Court after sentencing in his felony assault case against fellow singer and former girlfriend Rihanna, on August 25, 2009. Brown was sentenced to five years probation and 1400 hours of community orientated labour. The incident shocked the music world and left Rihanna nursing cuts and bruises to her face, forcing her to cancel a scheduled performance at the Grammys in Los Angeles later that day. Singer Chris Brown released a YouTube video on July 21, 2009, apologizing for his “inexcusable” behavior towards his girlfriend, Rihanna.
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Kobe Bryant
After sexual assault charges against the basketball player were dropped in 2004, Kobe Bryant issued a public apology to his wife and to the woman involved in the case. (Credit: AP)
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Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell reportedly apologized for hitting her maid with a phone. She was also forced to apologize after she reportedly lashed out at two police officers (Credit: Ben Stansall/Getty Images).
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton made a public apology after her senseless driving behavior. (Credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson…we cannont count the number of controversial things he has said. Many of these things he still has not apologized for. His most recent televised comment was regarding the Haitian people after the devestation. He reportedly said to his co-anchor that the reason why Haiti was encountering a catastrophe was because the people made a pact with the devil. Who says that? (Credit: FREDERIC BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry
Prince Harry
Britain’s Prince Harry made a public apology when he offended many people by reportedly choosing to wear a Nazi outfit during a costume party (Credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Russell Brand made an apology to actor Andrew Sachs for an offensive voicemail. (Credit: MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller
While filming a movie in Pittsburgh, actress Sienna Miller reportedly insulted the “boring” city by calling it “S***sburgh” (Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Jason Giambi
Jason Giambi
NY Yankees player Jason Giambi apologized for letting his fans down after he reportedly used steroids. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
Reverend Jesse Jackson made an apology in the eighties when he reportedly referred to the Jewish population in New York as “Hymies” (Credit: SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
John Mayer
John Mayer
Singer John Mayer reportedly apologized for a racist comment he made about African Americans in an interview he did with Playboy (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Jude Law
Jude Law
Actor Jude Law made an apology for cheating on his wife, actress Sienna Miller. (Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Kate Moss
Kate Moss
Kate Moss apologized after media allegations that she used cocaine. (Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
Mark Owen
Mark Owen
“The Take” star reportedly admitted to having an affair with several women and apologized for humiliating his friends and family (Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton
Barton reportedly apologized for possessing marijuana. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone was forced to make a public apology when she reportedly made an insensitve comment about China during its earthquake. She supposedly suggested that the disaster hit China in 2008 as a result of how it treated Tibet. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson, Dutchess of York, was forced to apologize after she reportedly tried to sell access to Prince Andrew in a desperate attempt to collect money (Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images).
Pastor Ted Haggard, president of the Nat
Pastor Ted Haggard, president of the Nat
Although he never gave a public apology, Pastor Ted Haggard says that he “over-repented” for an affair he had with a gay prostitute in 2006. The Evangelist preacher is known for his years of having an anti-gay attitude, but today he has a different view. He claims his affair was a massage gone wrong and insists that he is not gay. (Credit: Getty Images/ Robyn Beck)
Bill O'Reily
Bill O'Reily
Television personality Bill O’Reily is another individual who seems to enjoy making off-the-wall comments. He apologized on The View after making offensive comments about Muslims. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
We are not sure if singers like Christina Aguilera know that they should learn the words to the National Anthem before they go off singing it to the whole country. She sounded great though. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Don Imus
Don Imus
Radio personality Don Imus was forced to address his comment when he referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as nappy-head hoes. (Credit: Larry Busacca/ Getty Images)
Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried
The famous comedian was fired as the voice of the Aflac duck when he made shocking comments about the Japanese after the Tsunami. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington
Actor Isaiah Washington made an apology for offending the gay community. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jade Goody
Jade Goody
Jade Goody arrives at the Mumbai International airport in Mumbai on August 15, 2008. Goody is expected to participate in the celebrity show 'Big Boss', the Indian version of the British celebrity show 'Big Brother'. It comes 18 months after the 27-year-old reality TV star was accused of racism towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the UK show. Goody became well known after she tormented Indian Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the Celebrity show, Big Brother. AFP PHOTO/ Pal PILLAI. (Photo credit should read PAL PILLAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaime Foxx
Jaime Foxx
Jaime Foxx reportedly apologized for making a comment on a radio show that Miley Cyrus should make a sex tape. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell
In 2006, Rosie O’Donnell gave an apology for a joke gone wrong. The former co-host of The View mocked Chinese and in turn offended many Asians. (Credit: AP/Mary Altaffer)
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
In February 2010, Tiger Woods apologized for the distress in which he put his family. The golfer admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren on more than one occassion. (Credit: AP)
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
Actor Christian Bale apologized in 2009 on the KROQ radio show for his “potty mouth.” In early 2009, a tape was leaked and the actor was heard cursing on the set of Terminator Salvation. Bale was angry at Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut and asked him if he was an idiot or a professional. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried
The famous comedian was fired as the voice of the Aflac duck when he made shocking comments about the Japanese after the Tsunami. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford Returns To Capitol After Unexplained Trip
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford Returns To Capitol After Unexplained Trip
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol June 24, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair after returning from a secret trip to visit a woman in Argentina and said that he would resign as head of the Republican Governors Association. (Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
In July 2010, police investigators allegedly retrieved an email which shows Mel Gibson apologizing to his ex Oksana Grigorieva the day after he allegedly hit her in the face in from of their infant daughter Lucia. (Credit: AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
Michael Richards
Michael Richards
Michael Richards of the sitcom “Seinfeld” issued a public apology in 2006 for racial slurs he made against an African-American. A fan’s cell phone got a video of Richards losing his temper with hecklers and using the “n” word six times. (Credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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Michael Vick
In 2007, Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison for allegedly running a dogfighting ring and lying about it. He later issued a public apology and asked for forgiveness. (Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
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Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
Singer/actress Miley Cyrus gave a public apology in 2008 after fans disapproved of the teen idol’s choice to do a racy photoshoot that appeared in Vanity Fair. (Credit: Christopher Polk/KCA2011/Getty Images)
Richard Gere, Shilpa Shetty
Richard Gere, Shilpa Shetty
In 2007, Richard Gere gave a public apology after he offended the people of India by kissing Bollywood actress Shipa Shetty several times on the cheek. Gere said that he had misread Indian customs and that he regretted any problems he caused Shetty.(Credit: AP/Gurinder Osan)
Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert
After comments that he made about LeBron James on July 8, 2010, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was forced to pay a $100,000 NBA fine. In his letter that he posted on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ website, Gilbert calls LeBron James’ decision to play for the Miami Heat “a cowardly betrayal.” He also goes on to say, “I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self-titled former ‘king’ wins one.” (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
David Letterman
David Letterman
During a taping of his late-night show in October 2009, David Letterman apologized to the audience about his sexual relationships with female employees of his show and explained that someone tried to extort $2 million from him over the affairs. (Credit: Getty Images)
Donte Stallworth
Donte Stallworth
Philadelphia Eagles Donte Stallworth’s mug shot taken April 2, 2009 after he turned himself in on a DUI Manslaughter charge in connection with the March crash that killed a pedestrian on Miami Beach. He later offered a public apology for his poor judgment. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck apologized to Erin Andrews publicly and privately for comments she made about Andrews’s choice of attire on Dancing With the Stars. Crying on The View, Hasselbeck said she regretted the remarks in which she said Andrews’s convicted stalker — who filmed her through a hotel room peephole — could have avoided prison and seen almost as much of Andrews just by watching that season of the hit ABC dancing competition. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer addresses the media with his wife Silda Wall at his office in New York, on March 12, 2008 to announce that he will resign from office after revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
In 1995, Hugh Grant gave a public apology after he was found with a Hollywood prostitute. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson
Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson was forced to give a public apology in 2004 after her breast was exposed during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. The singer claimed that it was a wardrobe malfunction. (Credit: AP)
Kanye West
Kanye West
During the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, Rap Artist Kayne West jumped onstage after Taylor Swift won the ‘Best Female Video’ award and claimed that Beyonce deserved the honor. Before the show ended, Kanye West posted an apology on his blog to the country singer and her mother. (Credit: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images)
Kevin Federline
Kevin Federline
On the VH1s series “Celebrity Fit Club,” Kevin Federline apologized to ex-fiance Shar Jackson, who was also a contestant on the show, for the pain she suffered after he left her for Britney Spears. (Credit: AP)
Brandy
Brandy
In 2007, singer/actress Brandy Norwood issued a public apology after her negligence led to a four-car pileup and the death of 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj. (Credit: Uri Schanker/Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin apologized on “The View” for comments he made to his daughter in 2007. Reporters retrieved a tape of Baldwin calling his then 11-year-old daughter Ireland, a rude, thoughtless little pig. (Credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez addresses reporters on Feb. 17, 2009, about his admitted steroid use. He issued a public apology for his deceipt. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton
A photograph showing Monica Lewinsky meeting then-President Bill Clinton at a White House event. The former president issued an apology to the American people for his relationship with Ms. Lewinsky. (Credit: Getty Images)
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