Cooking show host Paula Deen visits Fox & Friends Christmas Special at FOX Studios on December 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Wednesday, Paula Deen spoke about her racism controversy to the public. Was she sincere in what she's said on TV? Body language and lie detection expert, Blanca Cobb explains why her apology isn't sincere.
Cobb said, "I think the answer can be found in her word choices." She explains that her first words, "the lies" that have been said about her. In my opinion, she didn't fully acknowledge how her words impacted and hurt others. For apologies to come across as sincere and genuine, I believe that they have to come from an 'others' perspective."
Cobb explains that a person has to accept responsibility for the ways their actions have impacted others.
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Think about all the times you've heard "I'm sorry." Cobb said there is no place for excuses when it comes to a heartfelt apology.
"No one believes they are a bad person; they just made a bad decision," said Cobb. "I believe people who are hurt could move past the transgression more easily if their hurts were addressed completely first."