Elton John's Husband Offers 'Non-Apology' to Madonna on Facebook

elton johnSo, you heard about Elton John's husband, David Furnish, bashing Madonna on Facebook after she won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, right? You hadn't? Well, he did. Furnish said some ugly things. And of course there was backlash that followed. So, Furnish did what most celebrities do when they're attacked. He issued an apology to Madge ... on Facebook.

In other words, he didn't really apologize.

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Furnish retracted his comments last night, saying that his passion for Gnomeo & Juliet -- a movie which he produced -- got the best of him.

“Wow! What a tempest in a teapot,” Furnish said. “My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton’s song really got my emotional juices going.” He continued, “But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week’s premiere of the film W.E.Riiiiight.

In my opinion, a Facebook apology (or Twitter or email or any kind of online apology) is a non-apology. If someone is really regretful that they hurt someone, they would seek that person out, and say everything directly to them. They wouldn't write it online -- especially for the world to see. What kind of crap is that?

I'll tell you what kind of crap -- covering-my-ass kind of crap. Furnish obviously ticked a lot of people off with his remarks, and he wants the world -- not Madonna -- to know that he's "sorry." In reality, he's just sorry that everybody didn't agree with him. I know we're living in a digital world, but try picking up the phone next time, dude.

What do you think of Facebook apologies?

 

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