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Test your knowledge

Quiz: How well do you know your famous public apologies?

Sorry world.

SORRY IS SO often the hardest word but this week has seen two fairly high-profile public apologies – one from DJ Dave fanning and another from President Michael D Higgins

So, with all this contrition in the air, it seems a good time to to test your knowledge of these famous public apologies.

Matthew Perry apologised to a famous actor earlier this year for the following comment: “Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but ______ _______ still walks among us?”
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Which world leader had to apologise in 2019 for wearing blackface at a party back in 2001?
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Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson
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Former German chancellor Angela Merkel

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Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi
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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau
Which famous golfer said this in 2010 after it emerged he had been having an affair? "I want to say to each of you, simply, and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in."
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Sergio Garcia
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Phil Mickelson

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Tiger Woods
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Rory McIlroy
Will Smith apologised publicly for slapping the host of the Academy Awards last year after they made a joke about his wife. But which famous Rock was the host who took the hit?
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Kid Rock
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Chris Rock

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The Rock
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Rock Hudson
Which of these US presidents apologised for having an affair while in office after famously saying "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"?
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Jimmy Carter
Barrack Obama

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George W. Bush
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Bill Clinton
Which oil company's apology for the disastrous Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico did the boys at South Park parody in 2010?
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ExxonMobil
Shell

BP (British Petroleum)
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Which actor said this to Jay Leno after being arrested for soliciting a Hollywood sex worker in 1995? "You know in life what's a good thing to do and a what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it."
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Eddie Murphy
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Robert Downey Jr.

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Pierce Brosnan
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Hugh Grant
Earlier this year, which prominent Irish politician issued an apology after saying they worked as an intern at a time when some parents would have had “cause for concern” about what would happen to interns in Washington?
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Leo Varadkar
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Eamon Ryan

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Mary Lou McDonald
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Michael D Higgins
Which famous actor made this apology in 2006? "I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge."
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Drew Barrymore
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Mel Gibson

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Bruce Willis
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Jennifer Aniston
Which famous rapper apologised to Taylor Swift after interrupting her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009?
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Eminem
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50 Cent

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Jay-Z
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Kanye West
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Flippin' good
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What are ewe doing?
Baaaaaad
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Turtley Awful!
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