Interview: Why apologize?

john-galliano-fired.jpgFor Charlie Sheen this is a rhetorical question, because he won't apologize. But it's a different story for John Galliano who is accused of hurling anti-Semitic insults and for Nelly Furtado who took money from the Gadhafi clan for a performance. Both were publicly contrite this week.

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But do they really owe anybody an apology? And where does this public desire for an apology come from? We spoke to Susan Wise Bauer author of The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America.


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