Chris Brown Apologizes; Other Violent Celeb Repent


On Sunday, Chris Brown finally issued a statement about allegations he beat up Rihanna.  His former gal pal evidently doesn’t think much of his apology, and until we know what really went down, we don’t either.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired,” the statement read. “I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.”

Blah blah blah. The preacher detail is nice, as is wanting to better himself. But he’s still Jerk #1 to us. 

Below, peep other apologies the A-list hit-list. 

naomi-campbellNaomi Campbell

  • Punches pulled: The alleged assistant-assaulting model has done bad girl time (community service, anger management). Last April, she allegedly spit at and hit security on British Airways. 
  • The apology: In an interview, Naomi Campbell said, “I apologize profusely [to the officers]. As for British Airways, I don’t apologize. I was called a racial name on that flight and that was part of my reaction.”
  • Sincerity level: Miniscule. If someone was racist, uncool. But blaming a physical assault on racism—puh-lease. 

russell-croweRussell Crowe

  • Punches pulled: During a stay at New York’s Mercer Hotel, he asked an employee for help making a call to his wife Down Under. Not liking the employee’s attitude, Crowe threw the phone at him. Crowe settled a lawsuit out of court. 
  • The apology: Crowe told David Letterman: “This is possibly the most shameful situation I’ve ever gotten myself in in my life, and I’ve done some pretty dumb things.” He moaned he was jetlagged and missing his family.
  • Sincerity level: Meh. He comes off more embarrassed than sorry.

foxy-brownFoxy Brown

  • Punches pulled: In 2004 the MC kicked one nail salon worker and hit another. During her court appearance, a judge asked if she was chewing gum. Brown stuck out her tongue. The judge ordered her handcuffed, during which Brown boxed an officer.
  • The apology: The judge told Foxy that if she didn’t apologize, she would be held in contempt of court and face jail. So Brown stood up, still cuffed, and said, “I apologize for my actions.”
  • Sincerity level: Nil. She was sentenced to three years probation—during which she threw a Blackberry at a neighbor, bruising her eye and chipping her tooth. Brown spent several months in the slammer.

tommy-leeTommy Lee 

  • Punches pulled: In 1996, Tommy Lee fractured the pelvis and rib of a photographer. While on probation, he hit Pamela Anderson and was sentenced to jail. Then in 2007, Lee got in a fight with Kid Rock while Alicia Keys performed at the MTV Video Music Awards.
  • The apology: On his website, Tommy posted, “I would like to apologize to Alicia and MTV for the disrespectful bulls*** caused by a piece of s*** called Kid Pebble.”
  • Sincerity level: Yeah, it’s not so good when your apology contains two curse words and blames the other guy.

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