It takes a big man to humble himself with a true, from-the-gut apology, and do it for the world to see.
PLEASE WATCH. There aren’t enough characters on twitter to express all I need to say. http://t.co/0rklUhhEsn
— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) June 7, 2014
Rocker Chris Daughtry made a video telling the troops how embarrassed and ashamed he was that he didn’t stay on stage Friday for one last patriotic song to celebrate D-Day on the Fox & Friends stage.
In fairness, the hosts put Daughtry on the spot after he performed his rehearsed music, asking him to come up with a patriotic song everyone could sing along to.
Daughtry said he froze up, feeling nervous and unprepared. After saying “I’m off the clock,” the superstar slipped off the stage while everyone else sang.
It didn’t take long for people on social media to criticize the unpatriotic move, including his fans who were understandably disappointed.
In a world where politicians and Hollywood stars often apologize with rehearsed sincerity worthy of an Academy Award, this one was just the opposite. It was a heartfelt plea for forgiveness.
And from the response of some of the tweets found on Twitchy, Daughtry was forgiven.
The amazing thing about life and the choices we make is that everything we do leaves a track record. Call it “a brand” or “a reputation,” but essentially we build who we are over time. Daughtry’s long-time respect for our troops was not lost by one mistake.
A great lesson, in the end.
@CHRIS_Daughtry VERY big of u Chris! More impressed w u than ever but @FoxNews @foxandfriends & @TheFive should apologize to YOU! — Aly Cou (@alycou22) June 7, 2014
@CHRIS_Daughtry This is a sincere & heartfelt apology. I know u meant NO harm & will always support our troops! Sending my love & respect! ❤ — Jules JPC (@BonJulie1) June 7, 2014
@CHRIS_Daughtry We are a huge military family. You do so much to honor those that serve. I know it hurt your heart But you will be forgiven — Tammy Devine Palmer (@Dragonflylady06) June 7, 2014
@CHRIS_Daughtry It breaks my heart a little to see u this upset… You are human. It was an awkward moment. That is all. You are a GOOD MAN! — Jules JPC (@BonJulie1) June 7, 2014
@CHRIS_Daughtry You have a good, kind soul. Seeing what you did here, I’m yet prouder to be a fan. — Amanda (@silverado2448) June 7, 2014
@CHRIS_Daughtry aww Chris!!!! I’m crying! You’re such a wonderful man really and truly! We KNEW you meant nothing by it, it’s OK! We ❤️you!!
— AllieCat aka Punky (@Punky4Daughtry) June 7, 2014
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