Richard Branson tweets an apology regarding kitesurfing invitation to Christy Clark
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has tried to calm the waters over a tweet that went around the country earlier this week.
On May 28, the colourful billionaire suggested that Premier Christy Clark could come kitesurfing with him provided she took off all of her clothes.
Today, the chastened business mogul sent out the following message of regret on his Twitter account: "Kitesurfing 'check the dress code' comment was a joke. Apologies if anyone took it seriously or thought it in bad taste, no offence meant."
In some circles, this is could be construed as a non-apology apology because Branson's comment includes the qualifier "if". A true apology, in the eyes of non-apology-apology watchers, comes when a person acknowledges that he or she has made an error, takes back the comment, and expresses genuine regret to the person on the receiving end.