Scientist shows how to make an apology

A scientist for the European Space Agency has provided a lesson in how to make a sincere apology.

Matt Taylor made the mistake of wearing a shirt showing women in bondage when he took part in a briefing on the Rosetta mission, which this week landed a spacecraft on a comet.

He broke down Friday as he struggled to say, “I made a big mistake and I offended many people and I am very sorry about this.”

The shirt, which critics decried as an example of the scientific community’s attitude toward women, sparked a hashtag — #shirtstorm.

(h/t: Ben Chorn)