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3 apologies I'm still waiting for... Ahem, Miley?

3 apologies I'm still waiting for... Ahem, Miley?

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Last week, President Obama apologized to the country for the problems with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the website. No matter what side you take on the health care debate, President Obama did remind us of one thing.

Sometimes you have to admit you’re wrong and apologize.

Even though I still believe that there are times you don’t owe anyone an apology, there are a few people I am still hoping will call a press conference to admit their faults and own up to responsibility for some tragedies that have faced our great nation.

1. Miley Cyrus



Miley is an adult (by definition) and does not owe anyone an apology for escaping her Hannah Montana persona. Thrust into the Disney spotlight, she never really had a choice as a young child. However, Miley owes the world an apology for bringing the word “twerk” or “twerking” into common language. The vast amount of YouTube videos of twerking spoofs and lewd dance moves at school dances must be stopped. Miley unleashed a dance craze that would be best left in the bedroom.

2. Mark Zuckerberg



Remember Tom Anderson, the founder of MySpace? He was your first friend on the social network that was eventually squashed by Facebook. Tom doesn’t owe me anything. He friended me, but MySpace never sucked me in, taking up hours of my week denying Candy Crush requests and reminding me of all the people I may know. Zuckerberg and his millions owe us all a huge “I’m sorry” for creating an addiction to social media. I can’t quit you, Facebook, and I don’t think I want to.

3. Harry Burnett Reese



This American inventor is responsible for weight gain and an addiction worse than Facebook and Twitter combined. In 1928, Reese invented the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Although Reese is not around to apologize, I would accept heartfelt words from any executive of the Hershey company on his behalf. This one, however, I may be able to let slide. Reese and his wife Blanche had sixteen children. That would give anyone sixteen reasons to create and devour the devilish combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

What do you think? Who else owes Americans an apology for their influence or inventions?

Jen Schneider is a middle school teacher and mom to two children.

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