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YouTube Cat Lady Apologizes: 'I don't know what the fuss is about. It's just a cat.'


Mary Bale, who was caught on surveillance video in Coventry UK throwing a cat into a trash bin, says she's sorry and doesn't know why she did it:

"I want to take this opportunity to apologise profusely for the upset and distress that my actions have caused. I cannot explain why I did this, it is completely out of character and I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners. It was a split second of misjudgment that has got completely out of control. I don't know what the fuss is about. It's just a cat. I did it as a joke because I thought it would be funny. I never thought it would be trapped, I expected it to wriggle out. I don't know what my relatives will think but to be honest I think everyone is overreacting a bit."

In related news, the cat has exacted revenge. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Some people, apparently, are just incapable of apologizing without compounding the problem.

    Posted by: Glenn | Aug 26, 2010 12:04:56 PM

  2. Her punishment should be to spend 15 hours in the same bin

    Posted by: carl anthony | Aug 26, 2010 12:09:00 PM

  3. that is not an apology.

    1- "...apologise profusely for the upset and distress that my actions have caused..." = npot her actions, the fact that u got upset. she is sorry u got upset not for what she did

    2- "...I don't know what the fuss is about. It's just a cat..." = she still doesnt comprehend why people r upset...still not appologising for action and retracting her appology over people's hurt feelings

    3-"...I think everyone is overreacting a bit..." = again retracting her sorry everyone is upset

    Nope not an apology at all for the act. Only sorry everyone is upset at her and even then retracts that bit 2 times

    Posted by: Reality Bites | Aug 26, 2010 12:11:25 PM


    Posted by: Mike Hawk | Aug 26, 2010 12:12:58 PM

  5. First off, Mary is the very definition of a sociopath. Second, I'm totally with CARL ANTHONY about putting her in that dustbin for 15 hours. Exactly where rubbish like her belongs!

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Aug 26, 2010 12:15:59 PM

  6. Andy, you're taking an interview with the Sun and a more recent statement and merging them into one (as the Daily Mail, who can hardly be trusted for anything, suggests).

    Article about interview:

    Article about statement:

    I'm not defending her but given the level of hate leveled against her (police protection?!) she deserves to be at least allowed apologise properly.

    Posted by: BarcaKevin | Aug 26, 2010 12:22:08 PM

  7. Another example showing how ignorant people SAY TOO MUCH. All she had to do was apologize and that's it. Instead she went on and on and hung herself with the "it's just a cat" remark. She then went on to say everyone's over-reacting. Clearly this sow is NOT being truthful. She is NOT apologetic at all. Big mouths saying too much.

    Posted by: Polly Pussina | Aug 26, 2010 12:28:45 PM

  8. Lady...dontya know....Im not sure about people in the UK, but here in America....Most people care MOre about animals then thier fellow human beings...I mean,animals are innocent and shoudl be protected...but you throw one in the trash, and people here will cut ya. Now - walk over,around...and past a hungery homeless person..ahh no problem!

    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | Aug 26, 2010 12:31:15 PM

  9. She doesn't have to apologize. That said if you do apologize, please do it properly.

    Also, I don't want your apology, its aint my cat. Apologize to that family for almost killing their cat.

    It is just a cat, and cats deserve the common respect of not being murdered for no reason.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Aug 26, 2010 12:34:18 PM

  10. And your just a cow

    Posted by: Zac | Aug 26, 2010 12:57:49 PM

  11. Anyone who would abuse a pet has it in them to abuse a person. The leap from one action to the other isn't a long one.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Aug 26, 2010 1:09:32 PM


    This should shed some light...

    Posted by: Ciaran | Aug 26, 2010 1:10:32 PM

  13. What a fucking stupid cunt. I hope she gets locked up somewhere, because she's obviously a sociopath and needs help.

    Posted by: Chris K | Aug 26, 2010 1:21:43 PM

  14. Give the woman a break, it's not like it was a dog!

    Posted by: Gus | Aug 26, 2010 1:26:07 PM

  15. Wow. Next you'll see her 'apologize' for this:
    "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cause this lady or the drivers involved any stress. Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about. The lady is 85 years old. She was walking too slowly, and 3/4 to death's door anyway,so I thought I would give her a little nudge. Why is she taking so personally? Why would the driver be upset that he hit an elderly lady? We have universal health care and he has insurance. They'll both wriggle out of the situation just fine. Geesh!"

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Aug 26, 2010 1:29:53 PM

  16. This isn't my personal opinion but...some folks say "It's just some cells or tissue, it's not a baby". Nothing's clear cut.

    Posted by: CoMo'mo | Aug 26, 2010 1:33:10 PM

  17. Nah, she's a psychopath. Keep talking about are next.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 26, 2010 1:49:19 PM

  18. RealityBites nailed it - that wasn't an apology and she's not sorry she did it. interestingly, in Germany, punishment for crimes against animals are as severe as crimes against humans.
    I agree - this sociopath needs to spend 15 hours in a trash bin and then do 30 hours of community service.

    Posted by: Tre | Aug 26, 2010 2:01:10 PM

  19. She's only sorry she got caught. Send her to jail.

    Posted by: Jimmy | Aug 26, 2010 2:01:54 PM

  20. Just a cat? That says it all. What a mean person.

    Posted by: rb | Aug 26, 2010 2:08:51 PM

  21. I understand the anger at her about the whole thing. But how about some anger at the owner of the cat? It's left outside to just roam free, right next to a road where cars can be seen driving by in the video? The owner is just as responsible for the situation happening at all.

    Posted by: zenhound | Aug 26, 2010 2:29:34 PM

  22. obviously you don't know anything about cats, zenhound.

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 26, 2010 2:39:24 PM

  23. "It is just a cat..."

    It is just a cat that shows affection and has a nervous system that feels pain and means a lot to a family.

    As opposed to this fat slob of a woman who is destructive and useless and taking up space on our crowded planet.

    I have an idea. Let's throw her in a trash bin and take her to the dump to rot. She is just a fat and crule slob after all.

    I swear she is so lucky that is not my cat. i would have beat the shit out of her.

    Stuff like this is why I have such a low opinion of humanity.

    Posted by: Tell It Like It Is | Aug 26, 2010 3:18:58 PM

  24. Ugh get over yourself all you selfrighteous bitches.
    Suddenly everyone agrees cos for once we are not judging the pecs of some twilight twinkie but a cranky granny who didnt have her day. Now let's all spill our guts and direct our arrows dripping with vile on this irrelevant stupid skank.
    Think about that, next time you passive-agressively throw shade at some random person you pass on the street for sporting a poorly chosen look. Or when your verbal cynism hits some salesperson right in the face, when you just thought you had a clever one-liner. You queens throw cats in bins all day.
    But oh no, that's way different,right? This was a pure innocent animal and it's cruelty. SRSLY?

    For the retarded amongst you; I don't advocate throwing cats in bins. But first time I saw this clip, sorry, I needed to laugh. I dont even like old skanky ladies and I usually love cats. But can we move on now? She's got her global punishment already. Let's save our bitter projected frustration for the usual hot guy-post shall we?

    oh and @tell it like it is, I vaguely remember being mildly amused by you personal insights. But this one holds its own;
    "Stuff like this is why I have such a low opinion of humanity."
    You should really attend more anger management classes. For real.

    Posted by: anastasia beverhausen | Aug 26, 2010 4:45:52 PM

  25. And now I'm just really glad I don't know Anastasia in real life.

    Posted by: Tom Stoppard | Aug 26, 2010 4:55:45 PM

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