The Anatomy of a Celebrity Apology

Stassi Schroder, a woman who embodies “sorry, not sorry.”
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Every day across this great nation of ours, celebrities fuck
up. They write a tweet or make a movie or say something stupid
on a podcast that offends many, and once that offense has been
noted by the public record, the newly-chastened and penitent
celebrity pens an apology.

On this post-Thanksgiving weekend Dirtcast, Madeleine Davies
and I are joined by Jezebel’s very own Ellie Shechet for an
extended edition of the Dirtiest Dirt. We sifted through the
gossip coffers of a relatively uneventful long weekend and
emerged clutching a few shining jewels in our teeth to share
and discuss.

At the top of the episode, we share our collective and quiet
glee at the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recently
announced engagement. We speculate on whether or not Cardi B
will invite Barbra Streisand to her wedding. Lena Dunham
managed to put her foot in her mouth once again, by standing up
for a writer accused of sexual assault with a sour
righteousness that was quickly tempered by an obsequious
apology. And Stassi Schroder, villainess of Vanderpump
Rules,
really stepped in it this time.

We also played a fun game of Guess the Celebrity Apology that
proved to be a little too easy—solid evidence that our
brains are full of delightful, celebrity fluff, and we wouldn’t
have it any other way.


DirtCast can be found on
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Our show is produced by Levi Sharpe. Mandana Mofidi is our
Executive Director of Audio. Our theme music is by Stuart Wood.
This episode was mixed by Jamie Collazzo. Listen to our
politics podcast,
Big Time Dicks,
here
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