Does it bug anyone else that people only apologize after they get flak for doing something stupid??
In this case, it's Matt Barnes — and he totally called a cop a "fa**ot" and a "pu**y" while being arrested. Because yeah, being derogatory to two different groups of people is gonna help you avoid getting cuffed.
"I would like to apologize for the unfortunate language I used. I know that certain words are extremely hurtful. I meant absolutely no disrespect to anyone. This comment, spoken in the heat of a difficult moment, does not accurately reflect my actual point of view."
Didn't mean to disrespect anyone? You mean OTHER than the cop??
Come on. That canned apology doesn't sound even remotely heartfelt.
We do know that the cop was somewhat gunning for Matt, though, having stopped him twice before. He even waited 2 hours in a Manhattan Beach, CA parking lot last July for Matt to leave a restaurant. He then arrested him for driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest.
Regardless, he's still an officer and if you have complaints about his conduct, it would reflect better on you to use the proper channels when doing so (we're pretty sure staking out a restaurant while on-duty is frowned upon, if not against the rules).
We also understand that when frustration rises, tact and control can go out the window… we're just saddened that people default to such hurtful terms.
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