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Guy Pearce says sorry

By johnboy - 13 April 2012 35

The Canberra Times have been gifted a letter from Guy Pearce’s management following his part on the half hour sustained sledge of Canberra dished up on international television earlier in the week.

I’m writing to sincerely apologise for the comments I recently made about Canberra on the USA talk show ‘Craig Ferguson’.

I’m such a twit for doing this and feel so embarrassed and mortified at what I said.

I regretted it as soon as I walked off the set. I stupidly ran with a joke which I took too far for no other reason than to get laughs and I know I’ve offended many Canberrans and Australians in general.
I feel horrible about myself for doing this and I’m truly very sorry.

The thing is, what I said doesn’t even reflect my true feelings. I actually really like Canberra, and in the few times I’ve been I’ve really enjoyed it and found it to be extremely beautiful, so I’m so sorry for being such a dickhead.

It goes on at some length.

Compare and contrast to

So @ajayrochester , now that Guy Pearce has made a pretty humble apology are you still proud? the-riotact.com/guy-pearce-say…

— John Griffiths (@Griffiths_John) April 13, 2012

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Guy Pearce says sorry
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harvyk1 5:32 pm
13 Apr 12
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My respect for Guy Pearce has recovered a little…

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rosscoact 5:42 pm
13 Apr 12
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Man’s got some class

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dundle 5:52 pm
13 Apr 12
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It’s too over the top, he’s just trying to save face

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johnboy 5:54 pm
13 Apr 12
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Give the man a break!

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milkman 6:19 pm
13 Apr 12
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What a great steaming pile of bull faeces.

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fabforty 6:39 pm
13 Apr 12
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Well, at least he is showing a bit more class than that talentless welfare fraudster. She just doesn’t know when to quit.

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deejay 6:51 pm
13 Apr 12
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I for one will accept this. I can see how you could get swept up in the moment, and when it’s happening on a TV spot I can imagine it might be hard to stop it as it gains momentum around you. No excuses, just “I f***ed up and I’m really sorry.” That’s as classy as an apology gets.

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Ben_Dover 6:55 pm
13 Apr 12
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The man said sorry, fair play to him.

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steveu 6:59 pm
13 Apr 12
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Oh well, its good he apologised. He didnt have to.

Watching the clip I think he was struggling to deal with material to talk about, and went down a slippery slope that he couldnt get off.

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Thumper 7:05 pm
13 Apr 12
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Not good enough. I suggest RA have the Guy Pearce Award for those who stupidily and with no knowledge or experience bag out Canberra for no reason but to advance their own career or get a small, lame laugh.

For instance, Mr Pearce would be first to win the award.

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Special G 8:24 pm
13 Apr 12
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Thumper said :

Not good enough. I suggest RA have the Guy Pearce Award for those who stupidily and with no knowledge or experience bag out Canberra for no reason but to advance their own career or get a small, lame laugh.

For instance, Mr Pearce would be first to win the award.

Better to call it the Ajay. Don’t let the door hit you on your fat arse on the way out.

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Gerry-Built 9:35 pm
13 Apr 12
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I think it’d be very easy to get carried away with a poor joke or jokes… Hell, it is easy enough to get into knocking talk at a party… whether you ACTUALLY agree with it or not. At least Guy’s had the balls (albiet ping-pong balls) to admit his mistake. That show seems to have most of the humour stripped back to having a dig at all and sundry (including self-deprecating humour). Hardly befitting of a “King of Comedy”…

We are probably better off without visits from the kinds of people that’d be easily persuaded by that kind of “comedy”…

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Thumper 10:03 pm
13 Apr 12
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Gerry-Built said :

I think it’d be very easy to get carried away with a poor joke or jokes… Hell, it is easy enough to get into knocking talk at a party… whether you ACTUALLY agree with it or not. At least Guy’s had the balls (albiet ping-pong balls) to admit his mistake. That show seems to have most of the humour stripped back to having a dig at all and sundry (including self-deprecating humour).

Hardly befitting of a “King of Comedy”…

We are probably better off without visits from the kinds of people that’d be easily persuaded by that kind of “comedy”…

I’d suggest that Mr Pearce’s agent read some criticism and decided that it would be a good idea to offer an apology.

Which is a pity as i really think the guy is a fantastic actor and probably a pretty nice guy.

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Postalgeek 10:23 pm
13 Apr 12
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Special G said :

Thumper said :

Not good enough. I suggest RA have the Guy Pearce Award for those who stupidily and with no knowledge or experience bag out Canberra for no reason but to advance their own career or get a small, lame laugh.

For instance, Mr Pearce would be first to win the award.

Better to call it the Ajay. Don’t let the door hit you on your fat arse on the way out.

Got to be able to fit through the doorway for that to happen. She needs to do some serious fat-burning exercises for that ego of hers.

It’s big of Pearce to publicly apologise over a petty jibe made on live TV.

Ajay’s response, on the other hand, was feral.

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Clown Killer 11:08 pm
13 Apr 12
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To a degree, one wonders whether or not it’s a bit like the old family situation … You know what I mean, your wife (or girlfriend, boyfriend, mate etc.) can completely bag out on some lowlife relative, but if you so much as intimate that the same person is in fact a twat, then all hell is unleashed upon you.

That said, I don’t think that the fat fraudster that Guy was unfortunate enough to get lumped with should seek any comfort. The stupid and ugly stinking scrubber shouldn’t be fat-mouthing off about Canberra – she’s got worse things to worry about :)

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