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Ellen DeGeneres apologises to staff over workplace ‘issues’

Ellen DeGeneres apologises to staff over workplace ‘issues’

Entertainment
Several staff will be replaced on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime chat show after an investigation uncovered "deficiencies" in "the show's day-to-day management".The inquiry was prompted by a widely-circulated story on Buzzfeed news, in which employees made allegations of racism and intimidation on the show.The accusers claimed the workplace was toxic and "dominated by fear".In an email to staff, Ellen apologised and said she was "committed to ensuring this does not happen again"."We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention," she added.Production company WarnerMedia said "several staffing changes" would take place as a result of its in...
Jimmy Kimmel apologises for using blackface makeup

Jimmy Kimmel apologises for using blackface makeup

Entertainment
US TV host Jimmy Kimmel has apologised for using blackface makeup to impersonate stars including Snoop Dogg and Oprah Winfrey.Kimmel said he had thought of his behaviour on Comedy Central's The Man Show, which aired between 1999 and 2004, "as impersonations of celebrities and nothing more". The 52-year-old added he wanted to say sorry to those who had been "genuinely hurt or offended".Kimmel said he had delayed apologising because he thought that it "would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us".He added: "That delay was a mistake." ...
Actors’ union apologises to Laurence Fox for calling him a ‘disgrace’

Actors’ union apologises to Laurence Fox for calling him a ‘disgrace’

Entertainment
Actors' union Equity has apologised to Laurence Fox after calling him a "disgrace" following his appearance on Question Time.The comment was made in a series of tweets in January after the former Lewis star discussed the media's treatment of the Duchess of Sussex. It is understood the union has also agreed an out-of-court settlement with Fox, who was previously married to Billie Piper. Image: Fox said on Question Time that the media's treatment of Meghan did not amount to 'racism' Equity's apology sparked conflict within the organisation, with its entire race equality committee resigning.During the episode of Question Time, Fox hit back at an audience member who claimed the press treatment of Meghan amounted to "racism". ...
Coronavirus: South Korea church leader apologises over virus spread

Coronavirus: South Korea church leader apologises over virus spread

World
The head of the religious sect that has been at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea has apologised to the nation for the disease's spread. Lee Man-hee, the leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, got on his knees and bowed at a news conference. About 60% of the country's more than 4,000 confirmed cases are sect members. On Monday, South Korea - the biggest hotspot outside China - reported 476 new cases bringing the total number to 4,212. There have been 26 deaths.Prosecutors have been asked to investigate Mr Lee on possible charges of gross negligence."Although it was not intentional, many people have been infected," said the 88-year-old leader. "We put our utmost efforts, but were unable to prevent it all." ...
Ben Stokes apologises after altercation during fourth Test

Ben Stokes apologises after altercation during fourth Test

Sports
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has apologised for his "unprofessional reaction" after an altercation with a member of the crowd during the fourth Test against South Africa.The 28-year-old used expletives towards someone as he made his way off the field after being dismissed for two."I wish to apologise for my language that was heard on the live broadcast today after my dismissal," Stokes said. "I should not have reacted in that way."Stokes edged a drive to Rassie van der Dussen at first slip off Anrich Nortje to leave England 157-4 in Johannesburg.England, who lead the four-match series 2-1, closed the opening day on 192-4.In a statement released on Friday evening, Stokes said he was "subject...