[Ed. – Maybe if he had manufactured more of his crocodile tears, it would have been more convincing.]
America’s conscience apparently does not know how to be sorry or to apologize.
Late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel issued a statement Tuesday addressing reports that he participated in a comedy sketch in 1996 in which he used the N-word at least six times while imitating rapper Snoop Dogg.
But Kimmel’s statement is not actually an apology, even though it is presented as one.
“I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” it reads. “That delay was a mistake.”
Not that I am any great expert on apologies, but they should avoid sounding self-pitying. They should especially avoid language about one’s perceived enemies and their supposed reactions.