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From Michael Bay to Eminem, here are creators who've (sort of) apologized for their work

When you create something for public consumption, you’re putting yourself in a very fragile position. For example, creating a popular television show means handing your beloved characters over to the world for weekly scrutinizing. Then again, it also means handing them over for weekly adoration. But no matter how beloved a show, movie, album, or book might be, no creator is perfect. And by default, no creator’s work is perfect.

That being said, there are few times in the world of pop culture where a creator has come forth and apologized for a large piece of work. Do rappers often have to apologize for certain lyrics? Yes. Are there controversial moments in television episodes that get addressed immediately? Of course. But looking back at an entire season of television or a film and saying “sorry” to fans is a rarity in this business. And in honor of Aaron Sorkin’s recent apology to fans of The Newsroom, we’ve rounded up some other notable apologies. And you know what? We’re not sorry about it.

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Virgin America airport gate pays tribute to Beastie Boys

“No Sleep Till Dulles” just wouldn’t have packed the same punch. A Reddit user posted a photo today of one airport’s inventive homage to recently deceased Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, altering the information screen for a Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Washington Dulles to pay tribute with re-imagined lyrics to one of the group’s most famous songs, “Fight for Your Right.”

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Reverend Run, Justin Timberlake, and more celebs tweet reactions to Adam Yauch's death

Adam Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, died today after a long battle with cancer. As news of the 47-year-old’s untimely death spread, Yauch’s musical contemporaries and famous fans have taken to Twitter to post tributes and reactions to the news.

“R I P Adam… I’m devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch’s family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!” – Reverend Run

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIPMCA” – Justin Timberlake READ FULL STORY

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