Terrible Apologies

A Tumblr of Poorly-Crafted Apologies

A Republican lawmaker from Arkansas upset both Bostonians and non-Bostonians from both sides of the aisle this morning after he felt the need to tweet a pro-gun message around the time two armed police officers were being shot in their pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

He later pulled the tweet and “apologized,” as seen above … though his apology is for timing rather than content (which, apparently, he thinks is still totally appropriate). He also included this observation:

"I don’t regret the content as much as I regret the timing," Bell, R-Mena, told The Associated Press. "I really didn’t think about it going to Boston and was generally expressing my personal view of how I would have felt in that situation myself."

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"I was basically just expressing my frustration, I guess, if I had been a person who was living there last night and my elected officials had prevented me from being able to defend myself and my family," Bell told the AP. "I would have felt pretty powerless and wanted to express that."

A better apology would have been much shorter and to the point, “I am extremely sorry for expressing what can only be called a ghastly opinion at what can only be called the worst possible time. Next week, I’ll go back to expressing my various ghastly opinions and I’m pretty sure none of you will notice since you didn’t really seem to notice before.”

  1. bryceluxe reblogged this from nirak and added:
    sigh.
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  10. nirak reblogged this from terribleapologies and added:
    Gun nuts probably had a good chuckle over this, imagining that all the people who would never bring a gun in their house...
  11. merlinathrawes6819 reblogged this from randomactsofchaos and added:
    Next time these jokers secede from the Union, secure all the nukes first and then let ‘em GTFO.
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    A better apology would have been “I am resigning from public office since I clearly can’t be trusted with a Twitter...
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  19. mr-underbridge reblogged this from kohenari and added:
    "I’m sorry you rubes actually understood what I said."
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    Screw you, State Representative Nate Bell!
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