Makers of frozen snack apologize for Y10 price increase


The maker’s of Japan’s famous ice candy Garigari-kun have released an ad apologizing for a 10 yen price increase.

The new commercial, titled “Garigari-kun Neage” (Garigari-kun Price Increase), features Akaginyugyo President and CEO Hideki Inoue along with the company’s executive brass and the staff of the Fukaya City factory headquarters.

As the one-take segment nears the end, some titles appear on the screen. The text reads “We’ve worked hard for 25 years but,” followed by a discreet “60→70,” in reference to the price of a single soda flavored Garigari-kun bar going from 60 yen to 70 yen.

Now, you might be thinking this is a kind of tongue-in-cheek joke, but rest assured that it is not.

There’s no way the company’s president would put himself out on the line like that for what would be a lukewarm gag at best. The cute music you can hear was likely added because without it the tone of the commercial would have been much darker than a 10-yen more expensive candy would have warranted.



peaking with, Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix promptly apologized for the situation before promising to remove the seemingly innocent photo.

“As a brand with a proud 46 year history of championing diversity and inclusivity, we appreciate the conversation that has taken place and are sorry to anyone we’ve offended,” Felix said.

Gap’s announcement immediately sparked yet another backlash by many who instead felt the company was cowering to extreme political correctness.

Breitbart News apologizes for sarcastic story after Trump controversy prompts resignations


A popular conservative news website issued an apology Monday after publishing a sarcastic story to announce its editor-at-large’s resignation over objections to the handling of recent Donald Trump controversy.

A story headlined “Ben Shapiro Betrays Loyal Breitbart Readers in Pursuit of Fox News Contributorship,” appeared on Breitbart News Monday morning. In it, the news organization said Shapiro, who tendered his resignation as its editor-at-large Sunday, was “abandoning” all that his mentor, conservative icon and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart, had worked for.

“Friends of Hamas could not be found for comment,” the report said.

The story ran next to a photograph of a baby snake hatching from its shell, apparently for emphasis,” the Breitbart report said.

It did not mention Fields’ resignation.

The story was taken down early Monday and later replaced with a statement from Joel Pollak, Breitbart News’ in-house counsel and editor-at-large.

He said the earlier story went up “as a result of a misunderstanding without going through the normal editorial channels.”

“The article was written by me as part of an effort to make light of a significant company event,” he said. “I apologize to Michelle Fields, my friend Ben Shapiro, and to everyone concerned.”

Cameron Refuses To Apologise For ‘Terrorist Sympathisers’ Comment


As the debate on Syria air strikes kicked off in parliament, MPs called on the Prime Minister to apologise for his incendiary comment.

He was given multiple opportunities to say sorry to MPs preparing to vote against the motion, but he ignored them

The Prime Minister  told MPs in the 1922 Committee on Tuesday night, not to ‘walk through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers’.

The Independent report:

But today he did not acknowledge requests in parlaiment to withdraw the comments, even from pro-intervention MPs.

“Will he apologise for the remarks he made last night against honourable and right honourable friends on this side of the House?” Labour MP Caroline Flint asked.


Scotland Yard has settled legal claims from seven female activists who said undercover police had formed “intimate sexual relationships” with them while investigating protest movements.

The police apologized Friday for the “totally unacceptable” behavior of a number of undercover officers in the now-disbanded units. The financial terms of the settlement are being kept secret.



The police apologized Friday for the “totally unacceptable” behavior of a number of undercover officers in the now-disbanded units. The financial terms of the settlement are being kept secret.

London Police Apologize for Sex Behavior of Undercover Cops