Film director John Carney has been in a bit of hot water over the last week, after making some honest (if a bit tactless) comments about Keira Knightley in a newspaper interview.
But today, he made a seriously admirable move to put things right, with an apology on Twitter that left no stone unturned – and, to his credit, came across very heartfelt.
Having commented in the Independent piece that "Keira has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done,” he went on to say that her lack of musical ability hindered the quality of his film Begin Again:
"The real problem was that Keira wasn't a singer and wasn't a guitar player and it's very hard to make music seem real if it's not with musicians.
"I think the audience struggled a little bit with that in Begin Again. As much as I tried to make it work I think that she didn't quite come out as a guitar-playing singer-songwriter."
Unsurprisingly the comments received a huge backlash, with a whole host of directors coming to Knightley's defence.
But hopefully the honest and genuine apology, below, should defuse the whole situation a bit.
From a director who feels like a complete idiot. pic.twitter.com/vfO8m4U2Hl
— John Carney (@jayceefactory) June 1, 2016