Lately I’ve had the topic of apology on my mind. Sometimes you overstate something because you dislike the work that someone created. Sometimes acerbic jokes go horribly wrong.
That got me to thinking of people who’ve taken a bit of a beating from nerds through the years. I’ve gone through and created a list of people who deserve mandatory apologies.
I mean, most times these artists have no idea that anything was said and don’t care. Sometimes the artist does hear it, then they pick up and move on with their lives. One of the people on the list below actually hired someone who had laid him quite low for his works, publicly.
I’ve tried to list out only the people who have only had personal things said about them for the sake of their (disliked) work. If I’ve left anyone off this list, it’s purely by oversight, and ask that you use the comments section below to help round things out.
Whoever invented Comic Sans
Your prom date (if applicable)
That guy who really only gave you one and a half scoops and charged for two
Kevin J. Anderson
That woman who cut you off in traffic
Samuel L. Jackson
That Kid from Hook (you know the one)
The cast and crew of The Bachelor
Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone, in case you forgot)
Roberto Orci (N.B.: He’s a Truther so my sympathies are limited)
That guy who sang “Pants on the Ground” on American Idol
All the other people relentlessly mocked on American Idol
Did I miss anyone? Want to make sure I covered all the bases here.