By Terri Mauro
My Public Apology
(Pick one from each group of choices)
I have recently
that certain remarks I made have
- become aware
- been disappointed to note
- been warned by my publicist
It was certainly not my intent to offend
- offended people.
- been taken as offensive.
- negatively affected my brand.
I was just trying to
- people with disabilities or their families.
- people who can make my life unpleasant.
Because I myself am
- be funny.
- boldly wage war against political correctness.
- get my name in the paper.
I deeply regret
- a parent,
- an advocate for the oppressed,
- an often demeaned person,
- having caused children and families pain.
- any misinterpretation people may have made.
- getting out of bed that morning.
and so I couldn’t have anticipated that my
- not a malicious person,
- a blind seeker of truth,
- used to speaking from a script,
remark would be received the way it was. I hope you can
- blatantly provocative
- forgive me.
- lighten up and learn to take a joke.
- stop harassing me on Twitter.
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