'Good Morning America' host Amy Robach apologizes for using racial slur
Good Morning America host Amy Robach has apologized for using an outdated racial term on-air Monday morning.
During a segment about Zendaya’s rumored role as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Robach said, “We all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people.” Her use of the outdated racial term “colored people” sparked some immediate backlash, and Robach quickly issued a statement apologizing for her mistake.
According to the Associated Press, Robach’s statement said she meant to use the more modern, accepted term “people of color,” and that the mix-up was “a mistake” that was “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.”
Watch a version of the clip below, complete with a stunned reaction from Twitter user ZsaVette Ellis-Frye.