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

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Good Morning America host Amy Robach has issued an apology for using an outdated racial term on Monday morning’s broadcast.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Her use of the outdated racial term “colored people” sparked immediate backlash and criticism on social media.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:


Colored People & Hollywood- Good Morning America's Amy Robach's viewsGMA Co-host Amy Robach's views on Spider-Man, Zendaya & "colored people" ABCNEWS.COM I'm listening to GMA this morning about Hollywood possibly casting Zendaya in the next Spiderman movie, and host Amy Robach says that there appears to be an issue with white people playing roles that are assumed to be for "colored people". Really Amy?…2016-08-22T14:44:42.000Z

Below is a look at the reaction on social media: