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Sorry, but that’s not good enough: How to deal with an insincere apology

ByKarishma Kuenzang
Mar 15, 2024 04:23 PM IST

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. For those doing the apologising, at least. here’s how to deal with a gesture that’s less than sincere

Being wronged is bad enough. Hearing a half-baked apology is worse. Why be the bigger person, when you can be the same dignified size? Experts offer help with responding to a non-apology, holding people accountable, and telling someone what they did was not actually OK.

Adam Levine apologised insincerely for hitting on another woman while his wife, Behati Prinsloo, was pregnant. (Shutterstock)
Adam Levine apologised insincerely for hitting on another woman while his wife, Behati Prinsloo, was pregnant. (Shutterstock)
Kim Kardashian made a comment about hard work in 2022. It reeked of privilege. Her apology defended it, making things worse (Shutterstock)
Kim Kardashian made a comment about hard work in 2022. It reeked of privilege. Her apology defended it, making things worse (Shutterstock)
Lizzo’s apology for using the word spaz in a song appeared on Instagram in less than 48 hours.
Lizzo’s apology for using the word spaz in a song appeared on Instagram in less than 48 hours.
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