Paula Deen and 15 Other Celebrity Apologies

In the wake of her racial slur controversy, Paula Deen issued not one but two apology videos on Friday.

“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done . . . I want to learn and grow from this,” the 66-year-old said, referring to her admitted history of using the N-word and a deposition hearing last month.

“I was invited this morning to speak with Matt Lauer about a subject hat has been very hurtful for a lot of people,” Deen later said in a second video published to her YouTube account, hours after canceling an appearance on The Today Show.

“And Matt, I have to say, I was physically not able this morning. The pain has been tremendous that I have caused to myself and to others. So, I’m taking this opportunity, now that I’ve pulled myself together and am able to speak, to offer an apology to those I have hurt.”

Deen of course is not the first star to apologize under the spotlight.

There’s Christian Bale’s explanation for his profanity-filled rant on the Terminator: Salvation set, Hugh Grant’s apology for a 1995 arrest for lewd conduct with a prostitute in L.A., and fresh from this past May, Reese Witherspoon’s apology following her arrest in Atlanta.

Good thing Celebuzz has rounded up more than a dozen celebrity apologies, from the shocking to the predictable. Launch the gallery, above, for some of the most famous "I'm Sorry" cases.

 

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