Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders | Instagram- Tempemail

Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” which saw it promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search terms based on their interests, with default prompts including terms such as “yard work”, “home decor” or “sunsets”. But some people Continue Reading

French football pundit Pierre Menes apologises after harassment claims- Tempemail

A behemoth of French football punditry has taken to social media to issue his “sincerest apologies” after he became the latest prominent male to come under fire for alleged sexual harassment. Pierre Ménès, a great bear of a man whose lively TV soccer commentaries have made him a household name Continue Reading

Italian broadcaster apologises over segment offering advice to women on how to do shopping ‘in a sexy way’- Tempemail

The Italian public broadcaster has suspended a popular lifestyle programme and ordered an internal inquiry after it aired a segment on how to “shop in a sexy way”, drawing flak from people and politicians. The segment aired on Detto Fatto, a programme on the state broadcaster’s Rai 2 channel, featuring Continue Reading

Facebook apologises to Australian MP falsely accused by conspiracy theorist of being in ‘paedophile network’ | Technology

Facebook has apologised to Nationals MP Anne Webster over months-long delays in responding to reports of abuse she received from an online conspiracy theorist that led to an $875,000 defamation payout order. In September, federal court justice Jacqueline Gleeson ordered the payout to the first-term Mildura MP over Facebook posts Continue Reading

Chinese supermarket apologises after labelling women who wear larger sizes ‘rotten’ and ‘terrible’- Tempemail

A Chinese retail giant has been forced to apologise after it was revealed that signs in one of their stores described larger women’s clothing sizes as “rotten” and “terrible”. Pictures of the disparaging signs went viral on Chinese social media, after a user shared an image of a size chart Continue Reading

The Wiggles star apologises after ‘Pappadum Song’ from 2014 faces cultural sensitivity backlash- Tempemail

A member of the hit Australian children’s musical group The Wiggles has apologised after a clip from 2014 was deemed “culturally insensitive”. “The Pappadum Song” was originally featured on the Wiggle House release, and sees purple Wiggle Lachlan sing the word “pappadum” over and over again, alongside the other Wiggles, Continue Reading

Twitter apologises for ‘racist’ image-cropping algorithm | Technology

Twitter has apologised for a “racist” image cropping algorithm, after users discovered the feature was automatically focusing on white faces over black ones. The company says it had tested the service for bias before it started using it, but now accepts that it didn’t go far enough. Twitter has long Continue Reading

5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford apologises for past homophobic tweets: ‘I am so f***ing sorry’- Tempemail

5 Seconds of Summer guitarist and singer Michael Clifford has apologised after past homophobic and sexist tweets resurfaced online. In one post from 2013, Clifford reportedly told bandmate Luke Hemmings that he tweeted “like a f*g” and used the word “gay” in a derogatory way. In another post, he said: Continue Reading

Vanessa Hudgens apologises for ‘insensitive’ coronavirus video- Tempemail

Vanessa Hudgens has issued an apology for her “insensitive” comments made on social media about the coronavirus pandemic. In a live video on Instagram, the actor had said: “Yeah, ‘til July sounds like a bunch of bulls***, I’m sorry.” “But like, it’s a virus, I get it, I respect it, but Continue Reading