Celebrities who said sorry to fans
Billie Eilish apologizes for using Asian slur in old surfaced clip
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Celebrity apologies are an art form. Put it this way: if you're a celeb and you've messed up, there's a certain way to say sorry to fans. You've got to admit you were wrong, while still retaining your respectful reputation. After all, your career depends on it.
Billie Eilish recently came under fire after a TikTok showed her mouthing the Asian slur "c***k" as she sang along to Tyler, the Creator's song 'Fish.' The song's entire verse is, "Slip it in her drink and in the blink, Of an eye, I can make a white girl look c***k." The compilation video then shows Eilish speaking in gibberish, which many believed to be mocking an Asian accent.
The 19-year-old issued an apology on social media on June 21, explaining that the video was from when she was 13 or 14. "I mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn't know was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word." She said that song was the only time she used the word, but added, "Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry."
As for the gibberish part, the singer said it was "in NO way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture," but rather a language she made up as a child to use with her family, friends, and pets. "Regardless of how it was interpreted, I did not mean for any of my actions to have caused hurt to others and it absolutely breaks my heart that it is being labeled now in a way that might cause pain to people hearing it," she wrote.
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