All The Times Celebs Screwed Up And Apologised Via The Notes App

Is it too late now to say sorry?

Do celebs actually use the iPhone Notes app for anything else? 

Celebrity scandals have definitely evolved over the years. Since the dawn of celeb culture, we’ve been witness to scandal after scandal, then the subsequent apology after apology. These celeb apologies have taken the form of press conferences, PR statements and more recently screenshots of the iPhone Notes app. 

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Given social media’s ability to spread information fast, Instagram and Twitter have been used by many-a-celeb to get one’s side of the story out to the public. But, considering most apologies from celebs are over 270 characters and can’t effectively be communicated via selfie, the iPhone Notes app has, over time, become the most popular way to apologise. Let’s dive into some of our faves.

The Time Lady Gaga Apologised For Collaborating With R-Kelly

In January last year, Lady Gaga apologised to her 77 million Twitter followers for her insensitive collaboration with R. Kelly. The song in question came off her album ARTPOP and was called, ‘Do What U Want’. Given the sexual assault allegations against R. Kelly, Lady Gaga has apologised for the collaboration, removed the song from streaming services and re-released the album without it.

The Time Drake Apologised For That Photoshoot

It seems like forever ago that Drake and Pusha-T had heated beef, but boy are the gory details ingrained in our brains. There were a few diss-tracks here and there, but none more damaging than Pusha-T’s “The Story of Adidon”. If it wasn’t enough that Pusha outed Drake for having a son, he really went in with the album artwork, where he resurfaced an image of a young Drake seemingly doing blackface. Drake’s apology clears the whole thing up.

The Time Migos Apologised For Being Homophobic

In 2017, Migos were confronted in a Rolling Stone interview with the fact that fellow Atlanta rapper ILoveMakonnen is gay. Their reaction was shockingly negative, reacting with disgust and calling Makonnen’s sexuality “wack.” They have since apologised on Twitter for the incident but we’re not exactly happy with the situation.

The Time Kendall Jenner Apologised For Insensitive Merch

And you thought the Pepsi commercial was the only controversy that hit Kendall in 2017. In June of this year, Kendall and Kylie came under fire for cultural appropriation for their clothing line, which featured their faces and initials drawn over famous musicians. These musicians included rap legends Biggie Smalls and Tupac. Having said, that Kendall did address it and apologise for the misstep. Love that.

The Time Ja Rule Apologised For Fyre Festival

It was a scam. No matter how you put it, it was a scam. But, at least Ja Rule took to the podium in 2017 to argue that it wasn’t his fault. Hey, did you know that Billy McFarland (the other guy behind Fyre Festival) is currently hoping we’ve all forgotten about it so he can get out of jail? Honestly, what a mess.

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A Pregnant Leighton Meester Was Fat-Shamed By Some Real Classy Humans

So classy.

While Leighton Meester is all over our timelines thanks to a glorious Gossip Girl meme, sadly she’s making headlines today for a much more stupid reason. Someone has just called a pregnant Leighton Meester, fat. Honestly, WTF is wrong with people? 

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While on an Instagram Live with her Single Parents co-star Kimrie Lewis-Davis, Leighton Meester was reading the everchanging comments section. And while this section is normally dominated with praise, emojis and follow requests, there are few times when trolls get in. This was one of those times. 

On the Live chat, Leighton Meester said, “Somebody just told me I got fat… that’s nice.” 

Not cool troll, not cool. But look, revenge is a dish best served cold and in true Blair Waldorf fashion, this queen read out the person’s name aloud and said a quick hello. Serves that troll right for thinking he can make a comment with no consequences.

Honestly, we are cancelling keyboard warriors in 2020, who’s with me? 

After hearing what Leighton Meester said, Kimrie Lewis-Davis also added: “That’s not nice, you guys.” Damn right it’s not nice. The two then proceeded to laugh it all of as if nothing happened. Honestly, we stan two woke queens that can brush off the hate.

So let this be a warning to any of you that think about trolling a Gossip Girl star or any celebrity for that matter. You may get called out. And, if you’re spreading hate in the world, you best believe we hope you get called out! 

Leighton Meester and her husband Adam Brody are expecting their second child together. While the two of them have yet to confirm the news themselves, there has been an abundance of photos showing the star growing her baby bump. Congrats to these two!

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Bhad Bhabie Keeps Digging Herself Into A Hole Over That Blackface Backlash

She’s comparing her upbringing to that of Tarzan…

Another day, another Bhad Bhabie controversy. Since Billie Eilish actively avoided contact with the viral rap star, Danielle Marie Peskowitz (aka Bhad Bhabie) has gone and dug herself further into a hole. The Dr Phil star has been subject to cultural appropriation accusations since her first ‘cash me outside’ debut, but now they’re on a whole new level.

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It all started when Bhad Bhabie shared a few videos to her Instagram wearing a darker-than-usual foundation. As a result, ‘blackfishing’ criticism came flooding into the now-disabled comments section. The rapper was getting told, “Do a skin colour reveal”, “Respect our community” and “I’d kinda like my race back” in the comments section.

Bhad Bhabie took to Instagram Live to respond to the criticism in what would appear to be the worst way possible. Here, she brought in a rap legend and compared her upbringing to that of Tarzan. You can’t make this stuff up.

In the Live video, Bhad Bhabie commented on her controversial posts by saying the foundation “blended fine, (but her audience had) seen it with the light on it and got dramatic.” However, she later added, “Y’all say that I try to be black because I – maybe a reason of me trying to be black is that I grew up in the hood. Tarzan, right, he – the story of Tarzan.” You can watch the cringeworthy clip here:

I mean, there is an abundance of reasons why Bhad Bhabie’s statement is extremely problematic, and as a result, ‘Tarzan’ trended on Twitter in the States. 

In the same Live, Bhad Bhabie also drew in legendary rapper, Lil Kim, to try and accuse her of doing the exact opposite of what she was doing.

Bhad Bhabie said, “Lil Kim uses foundation that … no disrespect toward Lil Kim. I’m actually a fan of hers. No disrespect to her, but the girl wears foundation that’s too light for her face. The girl went and got a nose job to have a smaller nose like white people. Like y’all don’t see that? She turned herself into … like I said, no disrespect toward her. I don’t have no problem with it. She can do what she do and make her happy.” You can watch the clip here:

Well, Lil Kim was having absolutely none of Bhad Bhabie’s comments and took to her own Instagram Story to retaliate. She said, “There’s more important things going on in the world right now but you better believe when this is all over ima put a date and address on it and seal it with a kiss.” We’re not quite sure what that means, but we’re looking forward to seeing it.

Ah Bhad Bhabie, when will you learn?

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