Category Archives: Good apologies

Take an apology lesson from Thor

Last year, SorryWatch approvingly noted that actor Chris Hemsworth made a good apology for insensitive behavior. It turns out that his character Thor is also a good apologizer! In a deleted scene from the first Thor movie in 2011, we … Continue reading

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Can you tell us who made this?

It’s very sweet. Snarly saw it on Pinterest. We can’t read the signature and Googling did not turn up the maker.  

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A fine apology from the March for Racial Justice

SorryWatch exists because good apologies are hard. When human beings are challenged on our behavior, we often react with defensiveness. We may obfuscate a bit. We may make excuses. And this is natural. No one wants to feel uncomfortable; it’s … Continue reading

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Think you have what it takes to be an Anteater? Ha ha! Wrong answer!

A university sent letters of admissions to more kids than it actually wanted to admit, calculating that a lot of them wouldn’t come. This happens all the time. If a school gets too many students, it may scramble to shoehorn … Continue reading

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Burning Man apologies roundup

It’s almost time. That time when a strangely-assorted group of people travel in their thousands to a flat dry dustpan to camp, build artworks, ignite spectacular flames, dance, give things to each other, and burn artworks down. And things too … Continue reading

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Tupac’s letter to Madonna

Yesterday TMZ published a letter Tupac Shakur wrote from prison to Madonna in 1995. It’ll be sold at an online auction starting July 19th, with a starting bid of $100K. In the letter, Tupac explains why he broke up with Madonna … Continue reading

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Yippee! A good apology for transphobia from Esquire Philippines!

Esquire Philippines recently ran a piece about the transition of singer Jake Zyrus. Zyrus, who used to perform as Charice Pempengco, recently revealed his chosen name on Twitter. Esquire super-maturely mocked it. (JAKE ZYRUS HA HA HA HA.) Social media … Continue reading

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Let whose dog is without sin cast the first stone

Cousins of Sorrywatch were new to rural Montana. Their neighbors had chickens, including a rackety rooster. One day the chicken owners came by and told my cousins that their dog – call her Nickel – had come over and killed … Continue reading

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