This has been a topic that has bothered me for a very long time. It's those forced apologies people give to the public when they royally fuck up. Case in point: On Monday Night Football, the insufferable Ron Jaworski said "shit" on the air. Everyone pretended like nothing happened and they just continued on with their broadcast. Later in the game however, Ron piped up and apologized if he had offended anyone with his inappropriate word. The word itself isn't up for debate, even though I think it's pretty stupid people have to apologize for saying the word shit. But anyway, it was fairly obvious that Ron was put up to this. I'm almost totaly certain some higher up at ESPN spit Domaine Romanée-Conti all over their 200" 4D television in one of the numerous masions in a land far far away when they heard that and made a few phone calls calling for his head but settling for an apology. Without ranting on too much further, my point is, what's with all of these forced, fake apologies? I already know from watching some documentaries on Jaworski that he cusses like a sailor, so for him to sit there and "apologize" for offending someone with his language as if he really cares is laughably false. Another example of this type of self-preservationist act is that dbag Anthony Weiner after he texted pictures of himself to some chick in California, Tiger Woods after being caught fucking anything with two legs and a vagina, the Arnold for knocking up his maid, and the list goes on. The reality of the situation is, none of those people I just listed are truly sorry for what they've done. But yet, if they simply say "I'm sorry," all is forgiven and the world keeps spinning. When in reality, if they were truly sorry, they wouldn't have done what they did in the first place. It seems like society just begs for these people to "swallow their pride and man up to their mistakes," but is that really what's happening? I don't think so. I just think, like politicians in general, they do it only to save face and prevent their world for caving in (how's that working out for you Tiger?). It's such a sham that, well let's be honest here it's mostly celebrities and people in power, are allowed off the hook for merely apologizing, even if others' lives have been affected by this. Wouldn't it be nice if we were all allowed to just apologize for the mistakes we've made and pretend like it never happened? I think that'd be sweet. Personally, I'd prefer the people who fuck up somehow would just go away for a while. I don't care about your fake apology. I don't feel like you owe me anything, it's not like my life is the one that is about to be turned upside down. I just don't understand this apparent infatuation with demanding things like this from people we don't even truly know just to satisfy ourselves because of our morals, beliefs, or self-righteousness. Thoughts?