Meredith Vieira's "man-hugging" jokes regarding Anthony Mackie and Jeremy Renner at the Oscars ruffled enough gay feathers that she has sincerely apologized:
"Words are extremely powerful and should never be chosen lightly, even in a lighthearted moment. I apologize to any and all that I offended. My support of the gay and lesbian community is longstanding and well documented. It has not and will never waver."
I can't remember the last time we got an abject apology as opposed to one of those weasel apologies ('Sorry if you were offended by my remarks, which I don't take back').