Former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren will enter the world of app development with a new platform that lets users say sorry to each other.
More than a year in the making, the app called simply “Sorry” sends messages of apology to individuals one may have wronged, Van Susteren said in a Facebook post announcing the app launch.
Users will be able to send private apologies to friends who can either accept or reject the electronic mea culpa. The app will also let the public vote on whether to accept or reject apologies of public figures — like when Kathy Griffin apologized for making a video of herself with Donald Trump’s severed head, or when an LA Times reporter apologized for describing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders as a “slightly chunky soccer mom.”
“We have done the research and people apologize on social media more than 475,000/ a day…..and just google the words sorry, apologizes, apology…and see the celebrities out there and the corporations and even nations apologizing,” Van Susteren said.
In her Facebook post, Van Susteren mentioned that she has needed the app. Just this week, she has apologized to a few people via Twitter, including to CNN host Brian Stelter.
I misinterpreted it? Sorry. I apologize. https://t.co/0wWxi2pfvU
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 7, 2017
It is just a screen grab of the video..I should have made that known. Sorry. What I tweeted was not very plain. https://t.co/eLlBY99F5o
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 8, 2017
Van Susteren said she started developing the app when she departed Fox in September 2016, and has been working on it since. “I never dreamed that I could actually make it a reality..me, an APP?,” she said. Van Susteren had a news show on MSNBC briefly earlier this year that got canceled after receiving poor ratings.
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