Stop apologizing and just ignore

It seems like everyday someone is in the news apologizing for something that has offended some person, group, nationality, race...the list goes on. In our efforts not to offend anyone, are we going to end up not saying anything at all? In this particular case, why does Marvel Comics' feel the need to even respond to the Tea Bag movement? Does the Tea Bag movement have a bunch of comic book readers? The best solution to this kind of phony outrage is to ignore it entirely.

Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology