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Dan Harmon Delivers a ‘Masterclass in How to Apologize,’ and the Women He Wronged Wants You to Listen

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“Here’s a weird one for you,” tweeted former “Community” writer Megan Ganz this morning. “Last week, I called out my former boss @danharmon for sexual harassment, and today I’m going to ask you to listen to his podcast.” The reason she wants you to tune in? Harmon delivered what Ganz describes as “a masterclass in How to Apologize,” and she forgives him. Listen here and skip to just after the 18-minute mark if you’d like to hear the apology.

“He’s not rationalizing or justifying or making excuses,” Ganz added. “He doesn’t just vaguely acknowledge some general wrongdoing in the past. He gives a full account.”

“I did it by not thinking about it, and I got away with it by not thinking about it. If she hadn’t mentioned something on Twitter, I would have continued to not have to think about it,” Harmon says on the podcast, adding that, “if you don’t think about it, you’re going to get away with not thinking about it, and you can cause a lot of damage that is technically legal, and hurts everybody.”

“This was never about vengeance; it’s about vindication,” Ganz clarified in a subsequent tweet. “That’s why it didn’t feel right to just accept his apology in private (although I did that, too). Because if any part of this process should be done in the light, it’s the forgiveness part. And so, @danharmon, I forgive you.”

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Paddington loves marmalade sandwiches, and critics love Paddington — so much so, in fact, that “Paddington 2” is now the best-reviewed movie in Rotten Tomatoes history. The movie is 100% “fresh” on the review aggregator with 167 reviews, meaning it’s now surpassed “Toy Story 2” (which has a paltry 163 positive notices to its name). “Lady Bird” briefly held the same record last year until a single negative review came along; Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed coming-of-age drama now has 217 positive reviews total.

Paul King, who directed both “Paddington” movies, had this to say:

“The ‘Paddington’ films are a real labour of love. So many people pour their hearts and souls into them for months or even years, hand-crafting every last frame, and we are all incredibly grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve had so far. We hope it inspires people to go to the cinema to see for themselves if a talking animal film really can be any good, and whether Hugh Grant really can look devilishly handsome even while dressed as a nun. (Clue: yes.)”

Ben Whishaw voices the beloved bear, with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, and Julie Walters co-starring. “Paddington 2” is now in theaters.


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