Topic: Apology

How To Spot A Fake Apology, Courtesy of Kanye West

How To Spot A Fake Apology, Courtesy of Kanye West

We’ve all had our terrible TMI moments in relationships before: that time we blew up at our boyfriend in public for ordering us the wrong latte, or when your BFF borrowed your favorite dress to wear to a party and you tried to rip it off her. (Um, we all did that once, okay?) Most of us have the good sense after these humiliating blow-outs to apologize – hopefully in front of a large group of people – and get on with our lives.

But then there are those people in your life whose anger-management issues always get in the way of a supposedly sincere apology. Abusive relationships, back-stabbing siblings, even a bestie who promises better behavior but never comes through: These people are the Kanye Wests to your Taylor Swift, and they’ll never forgive a perceived slight, no matter how many crocodile tears they shed. Here’s how to sniff out the insincerity from a Kanye wannabe, using our awesome apology-translator and ample use of Vulture’s Evolution of an Apology feature. If you find yourself listening to anything resembling the statements below, do yourself a solid and cut these haters out of your life. More »