The GMA co-host has set the record straight after inadvertently using an outdated racial term on air

By Christian Holub
Updated August 22, 2016 01:45 PM
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Good Morning America host Amy Robach has apologized for using an outdated racial term on air Monday morning.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 Her use of the outdated racial term “colored people” sparked some immediate backlash, and Robach quickly issued a statement apologizing for her mistake.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.”

Good Morning America airs weekdays (7–9 a.m. ET) on ABC.