Mars Wrigley, makers of the Snickers candy bar, apologised for a Snickers product launch which suggested that Taiwan was a country. On August 5, Wrigley said, the content with the wrong information has been amended. Notably, videos and pictures of an event promoting a limited edition Snickers bar that was said to be only available in the "countries" of South Korea, Malaysia, went viral on Chinese social-media platform Weibo.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury tendered an apology to President Droupadi Murmu over his "Rashtrapatni" remark. Notably, the remark created a political storm, leading to the criticism from the BJP-led Central Government, especially from Minister Smriti Irani. "...I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to accept the same," said Aadhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who referred to President Murmu as "Rashtrapatni".… read-more
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The Jharkhand COVID-19 incentive issue took a legal turn after state health minister Banna Gupta sent a legal notice to an independent MLA Surya Roy, on April 20. In the notice, Gupta demanded an unconditional apology through any media form for allegations against him, tarnishing his image. Notably, MLA Surya Roy accused Minister Gupta of using COVID-19 incentive funds for the salaries of 60 people in the health ministry.
Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp and Instagram, again apologized for the disruption in its services for users around the world on October 8. However, the company blamed the ''configuration change'' for the problems. ''We fixed the issue - thanks again for your patience this week,'' said the company. Earlier, Facebook blamed the outage that had caused inconvenience to its users for nearly six hours on October 4.
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After receiving immense backlash for his homophobic comments, rapper DaBaby has again received retaliation from the public after deleting his apology. He had posted an apology letter on Instagram for his HIV/AIDs comments during the "Rolling Loud" festival. "Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes," said his post.
A thief penned down an apology for stealing gold and silver jewelry at a Jawan's house in MP’s Bhind district. However, the police reached spot only after a complaint was filed and retracted an apology note that read, ''Sorry friend there was a compulsion, I was helpless. I will return it to you. You don't take the tension of money at all.'' A probe is underway following the robbery.
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on January 9 issued "sincere apologies" after its Twitter handle accidentally shared actor Mouni Roy's picture. Moreover, the stock exchange denied any hacking efforts and accepted the blunder as a "human error". The post had also tagged the actress and used hash-tags like ‘sexydiva’ and ‘hotgirl’ among others. However, it was deleted… read-more
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For not quoting the author for a poem that was posted on his Twitter, veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan had apologized immediately to the poet. Reportedly, the senior Bachchan had shared a poem that he received from an acquaintance. The poet Tisha Agarwal, while expressing her ecstasy on being featured on Amitabh's wall, indicated that she was not attributed. After adding the credits, Amitabh… read-more
Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway apologized on her Instagram for negatively representing people with limb differences in her movie "The Witches." Hathaway said, "I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences: now that I know better, I promise I’ll do better." The actor further added that the incident could have been avoided if she made the connection between limb differences and the look of her character.
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