If you fuck up.... That's okay! It happens.
What you need to do then is legitimately apologise, actually understand where you went wrong, and then fix it. Make a legit effort to learn and fix it.
You get called racist? We are all unlearning generations of racism. Just admit it, apologize, learn why it was racist, and correct yourself.
No need to make a scene. No matter how embarrassed you are.
Just apologize and move on. You can gush about your embarrassment later, after you patched it over.
@magicalmilly As someone who has had to endure people lashing out at me from incorrect info, I admit... I dont hold my breath for any apology. Like... it really seems like the hardest thing for people to do. :/ Seen tons of areas where someone was viewed with a poor opinion because they were accused of something incorrect and the accuser just couldnt retract and apologize as publicly as they lashed out.
@Catwoman69y2k I don't really expect one either.
I posted this in reaction to a fight on here, and how the person who had done wrong was all like, "what do I do??????"
And I'm just like, fucking apologize. If you want it to go away and move on, apologize
@magicalmilly Yeah. It really sucks that, in the rare time someone apologizes and clears up a misunderstanding that usually the initial post (with the false assumptions/accusations) still gets more traffic and retweets than the clarifying post afterwards. Tells me how much we (as people, speaking generally) can focus on the negative and want to see the worst in everyone.
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