Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made Time magazine's list of "Top 10 Apologies" of 2013, slotting into the number 2 position behind celebrity chef Paula Deen but ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama.
In a year-end feature called Top 10 Everything, the magazine cited the embattled mayor for confessing to smoking crack cocaine, as well as apologies for making a vulgar comment about his wife on live television and knocking over a city councillor during a Toronto council meeting.
Ford's troubles have been a popular topic in U.S. media, including on news programs, morning shows and with late-night comedians.
Others on the Time list and what they were apologizing for include:
- Actor Alec Baldwin (homophobic slurs).
- Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis (insulting jurors).
- News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (political cartoon in the Sunday Times).
- JCPenney (store changes that angered customers).
- Oprah Winfrey (accusing a store clerk of racism).
- CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta (previously opposing medical marijuana).
- 60 Minutes (retracted report about attack on U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya).
- Obama (Obamacare's failings).
- Paula Deen (racial epithets).