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Spencer Pratt
Spencer Pratt Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

In a recent interview with Broadly, fallen reality-TV stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag talked about their time on MTV’s The Hills. The most noteworthy moment came when Pratt made the following statement:The Hills getting cancelled was our 9/11.”

Needless to say, no one liked that Pratt compared the cancellation of The Hills, a successful teen reality show, to 9/11, a national tragedy. To his credit, Pratt has now tweeted a candid five-party apology for saying that the end of The Hills, which is perhaps most famous for giving the world this GIF, was in any way similar to 9/11, which is perhaps most famous for killing thousands of people and arguably launching more than one never-ceasing war.

Here are all five of Pratt’s tweets, in order:

There is a lesson to be learned here. If you ever find yourself accidentally, in print, comparing the cancellation of The Hills to 9/11, this is an excellent way to apologize. Being honest and sincere is the best way to tell the world you’re sorry for comparing the cancellation of The Hills, a late-aughts reality show starring many blonde people and several brunettes, to 9/11, a coordinated terrorist attack on a global capital.