This week, Oprah Winfrey interviewed former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. According to The Washington Post, he confessed at long last to using performance-enhancing drugs.
Winfrey said that although Armstrong had admitted to doping, she found him to be hesitant when it came to showing actual remorse. "He did not come clean in the manner I expected," she said.
And so it goes with celebrity apologies. Some are sincerely tendered with much attendant tear-streaked hyperventilation, while others drip with such unambiguous, tar-thick contempt that they actually make matters worse. Indeed, celebrity apologies are like snowflakes — no two are alike. But they all make for fascinating, compelling viewing.
Read ahead to see 10 examples of memorable apologies from politicians, athletes, actors, and more.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 16 January 2013