At least he learned from his mistake...
Howie Mandel has apologized after making a joke about bulimia on last night's live telecast of America's Got Talent.
When the 59-year-old was gushing over contestant Stevie Starr's performance, who's a fan-favorite due to his talent as the "professional regurgitator," he uttered the words, "You, sir, make bulimia entertaining." Um, yikes!
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But, the usually good-natured judge realized the insensitivity of his comment after receiving backlash on social media and gave an on-air apology later in the show. "I just wanna take a second just to apologize. I made a comment earlier, it's live television, I wasn't thinking," he said.
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"I made light of bulimia, which is a very serious eating disorder and mental health issue. I deal with mental health all the time, and I did something stupid. I should never make light of it. I apologize to anybody that was offended. I'm not perfect, I make mistakes," he continued.
He also made a point to reiterate the sentiment on Twitter:
I am NOT perfect. I make mistakes. I sincerely apologize to everyone who was offended.— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) August 26, 2015
I am NOT perfect. I make mistakes. I sincerely apologize to everyone who was offended.
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