'GMA' Host Amy Robach Apologizes for Using Racial Slur on Television


‘Good Morning America’ host Amy Robach has apologized for using a racial slur on national television.

While discussing Zendaya Coleman playing the character Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ reboot, she used the term “colored people.”

via NY Daily News:

“Now 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,” Robach said.

The term, used during segregation, was replaced in the late 1960s by “black” and later by “African-American.”

Many consider the term to be an antiquated, ugly racial slur.

In Spider-Man Mary Jane Watson is a fiery, red-headed character traditionally filled by white actresses, most notably by Kirsten Dunst in several films.

Zendaya has a mixed-race background.

“This morning during a segment about Hollywood casting, I mistakenly said ‘colored people’ instead of ‘people of color,’” Robach said in a statement.

“I sincerely apologize. It was a mistake and is not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.”

Do you think she meant it?


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