Good Morning America's Amy Robach Apologizes for Using Racial Slur
The GMA co-host has set the record straight after inadvertently using an outdated racial term on air
Good Morning America host Amy Robach has apologized for using an outdated racial term on air Monday morning.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 Her use of the outdated racial term “colored people” sparked some immediate backlash, and Robach quickly issued a statement apologizing for her mistake.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.