How many times have you said something in your life without thinking, and later feel guilty about it? I am sure we all have made this kind of mistakes by forgetting the famous dictum "Think before you speak." Although many of us ignore to set the records right, however, there are some people who have the courage to apologise for their mistakes. We are covering the story on one of such person today.
Karl Stefanovic's Apology to LGBT Community
Imagine saying something mean to a well-respected community like the LGBT, that too on air when over thousands of people can listen to what you are saying! Pretty embarrassing, huh? Australian TV presenter Karl Stefanovic was famously hated by the Transgender community after he used the term "ignorant jibe".
However, he was man enough to come up with an apology which was as famous as his mistake. He said that he didn't mean to "offended an awful lot of beautiful, sensitive people." With the LGBT community getting their rights and acceptance in the community, you can't say anything bad about them; not in front of them at least. In his apology, Karl added, "Because I know trans people are fun-loving, life-celebrating people I actually assumed they might laugh along with me, I assumed wrong."
The famous award-winning reporter/ presenter was wrong in assuming that people would just laugh at the mean comments made on them. Talking to SMH website, he said: "I honestly didn't know the negative and deeply hurtful impact that word has, not only on members of the LGBTQI community but on their family and on their friends." Karl made an apology to the entire community by saying that he was a mean tool to say something horrible like that, and his apology was accepted as well as Praised by many people:
@karlstefanovic Thanks for the apology on Fri. We can all be tools but we don't all know how to say sorry.— MaddyCoulombe (@MaddyCoulombe) July 30, 2016
More About Karl:
Karl Stefanovic is a famous Australian TV presenter who is famously known as the anchor of Nine Network's morning show; Today. He was born on the 12th of August, 1974 in Darlinghurst, New South Wales and is an Australian by nationality, although his parents have heritage from Europe.
Karl's younger brother Peter Stefanovic is a foreign reporter with Nine Network as well. As a kid, Karl was educated at Anglican Church Grammar School after which he moved on and studied at the St Augustines College, Cairns. He decided to study journalism and so got enrolled at the Queensland University of Technology, which he graduated in 1994.
He began his reporting career shortly after graduation and worked in several TV networks like WIN Television, Ten News, and One Network News. It was only in the year 2000 that he joined Nine Network and worked on the National Nine News.
He was recognised for his work in covering the Childers Backpacker Hostel Fire which took place in the June of 2000, and for that he was awarded the "Queensland Media Award for Best News Coverage." In 2011, he also received the "Gold Logie Award for Best Personality on Australian Television".
Caption: Funny and Witty Karl on the Today show, 2013
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