Seriously, this is the worst way to handle it. Owning your shit is the only way to move on and this isn't it. This is saying: oh, you guys misunderstood. No, we did not. I wanted to support them, but to destroy the trust in this way... Yeah, I can't. God, what idiocy. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone is too quick to react sometimes, but when that happens you work hard to gain back that trust. You don't accuse others of drawing false conclusions.