How To #DoBetter: Formerly Scandalous Celebrities Reflect On How They’ve Grown

October 2, 2015  |  
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Sometimes you mess up so bad there’s nothing left to say but “my bad” and move on. That’s exactly what these celebs did when their messiness caught up to them. Do you accept their apologies?

“I Need To Check My Privilege”

General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn says that she learned that her privilege made her 100% wrong in her disparaging Tweets about Viola Davis’ historic Emmy speech.

Now Grahn Tweets that she’s learned to “check my own privilege,” and “I admit that there are still some things I don’t understand but I am trying to and will let this be a learning experience for me.”

Do you accept her apology?

I Made A Mistake

Once tempers get started, it can be hard to back down from celebrity Twitter beef. But Taylor Swift made a big girl move when she publicly apologized to Nicki Minaj for mistakenly taking her Tweets personally and starting what could have been music’s next big diva fallout.

“I’ve Been Working On That As A Person”

We all say dumb things when we drink and Travi$ Scott said that being “a lil turnt up” was the only reason that he dropped the f-bomb and offended the LGBT community at his recent concert.

Scott went on to Tweet that, “I’ve been working on that as a person, takes time but we all ain’t perfect.”

We’ve Grown

It may have taken the Miss America Pageant 32 years, but they finally admitted that they should not have fired Vanessa Williams after nude photos of her leaked just months after her crowning. Sometimes it takes a big corporation to give a long overdue apology. Have you forgiven them for taking away her title?

I’ll Walk The Walk

Not only did Sheryl Underwood apologize for making nasty comments about natural hair, she went a step further and went natural herself! And now that Sheryl has gone the extra mile to show that she’s grown, we’re sure she hopes the nasty comments will stop.

“I Overreacted”

It’s hard to admit you’re wrong, especially to 5 million followers. But that’s exactly what Taraji P. Henson did after she mistakenly accused police officers of racially profiling her son. In her public Instagram apology, Taraji set a new standard for public celebrity apologies by admitting she was a mama bear that overreacted. Were you impressed?

I Was Struggling With Drugs

Sometimes admitting that you were wrong means admitting that you have a problem. After a string of incidents that led to his exit from Scandal and even an arrest, actor Columbus Short finally admitted, “I’ll be candid: I was struggling with drugs.”

Hopefully now he can get better and return to the big screen!

I Learned From It

After Ariana Grande’s embarrassing doughnut incident, the 22-year-old said that she’s trying her best to grow from the situation: ““There’s no excuse or nothing to justify it. But, you know as human beings, we all say and do things we don’t mean at all sometimes and we have to learn from it.”

And since her Honeymoon tour is doing better than ever, it looks like Grande fans are ready to forgive!

I Had A Moment of Weakness

Cheating is wrong, but admitting your failures is the right thing to do. Kristen Stewart took a big step toward getting back on her former fans’ good side when she admitted that she was 100% wrong for the “momentary indiscretion” that led her to cheat on her co-star Robert Pattinson with their Twilight director (and ending his marriage).

And now that she’s become Chanel’s new muse, it seems that at least the fashion world is willing to move on from her moment of weakness.

“I Have Let My Family Down”

Tiger woods’ heartfelt 14-minute apology for publicly cheating on his ex-wife Elin Nordegren went a long way toward getting him out of the public relations dog house. Unfortunately, the pro golfer says that his professional career may never be the same.

I Was Rude

Kanye has a reputation for getting out of pocket, but he’s not always above admitting when he was wrong. Following his famous “Imma let you finish” moment at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West publicly apologized to Taylor Swift saying “It was just very rude, period. I’d like to apologize to her in person.”

Someone Showed Me The Way

We all have moments in our past that we’re not proud of, and 50 Cent made sure that everyone knows that while his lyrics may have been homophobic before, he doesn’t feel that way anymore — because the POTUS showed him the light: “Obama is for same-sex marriage. If the president is saying that, then who am I to go the other way?”

“It Was Just Stupid And Inattentive On My Part”

Millions of nurses around the country were upset when Joy Behar seemed to be disparaging nurses on last week’s episode of The View.

But Behar says she simply needs to learn to pay closer attention. She thought the Miss America was wearing a costume and would not have made fun of her if she thought she was a real nurse, adding:

“I didn’t know what the he– I was talking about. My son-in-law is a physician assistant, one of my nieces is a nurse, so I mean I know they use stethoscopes, I just was not paying attention.”

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