now magazine apology giambrone

Is This an Acceptable Apology by NOW Magazine?

Last week, NOW Magazine writer Enzo Di Matteo made a mistake when he incorrectly assumed (and published) that city councillor and TTC Chair Adam Giambrone is gay.

When I emailed him to ask about the error, Di Matteo jokingly and curtly responded: "i meant he's happy... of course," but didn't go into any further detail or admit that he made a mistake. The media (both national giants and local indie outlets) ran with it. Fast-forward one week...

In this week's edition of NOW Magazine (and rather than making a straightforward, genuine apology), Di Matteo seems to pass the buck by writing a lengthy rebuttal in which he pokes at "the (predominantly conservative) media['s decision] to turn it into fodder for the day."

The words "sorry" or "apology" or "regret" appear nowhere in his follow-up.

How do you feel about Di Matteo's handling of the situation? Is this an acceptable apology? Is an apology even necessary?


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Overcrowding relief kits to be given out on the TTC

Police horse takes off alone in downtown Toronto

Warmest weather of the winter on the way for Toronto

Major road closures about to turn Eglinton into a nightmare

TTC to remove streetcars on Dundas and Carlton routes

Toronto just got an epic new skating rink

The Condom Shack is closing after 25 years on Queen West

The top 25 historical buildings in Toronto