GMA’s Amy Robach Apologizes for On-Air Racial Slur Mistake

Amy Robach

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Good Morning America host Amy Robach has issued an apology for using an outdated racial term on Monday morning’s broadcast.

During an on-air segment, Robach was discussing rumors of Zendaya upcoming role as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, saying “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Her use of the outdated racial term “colored people” sparked immediate backlash and criticism on social media.

According to the Associated Press, Robach issued an apology which said she meant to use the more accepted term “people of color.”

She called the incident “a mistake,” and it was “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.”

Here’s part of the segment that aired on Good Morning America:

Below is a look at the reaction on social media:

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manigordo

and what color may that be… could be anyone i guess. so lots of ppl… yet only blacks butthurt themselves hard over nothing, again..:shakehead: it can only be inferred that niggaz are so stupid…

Race.Is.a.Dead.Issue

You are part of the problem, honestly. Are the media and social climate currently unfairly skewed toward black people? Yes, obviously, and it’s something about which we can and should stand up and attempt to correct. Is stooping to low levels of behavior like anonymous crass, racist comments going to further our point? Absolutely not. Thus–being either able to become part of the solution or part of the problem, you’ve clearly chosen the latter. You are no less “stupid” than the very people you accuse.

Frostee da Knowman

Dat’s funnee. We saw Zendaya out dining once. She wears the perfume “Eau de DOO DAH DAY!!” LOL LOL OMG

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