A forced apology was required of Good Morning America news anchor, Amy Robach. During a live broadcast, the discussion regarding the lack of diversity in Hollywood came up, and good old Amy made a Freudian slip that could have easily cost her her job. This was a HUGE mistake to make while liberal ears were listening.
Robach was referring to the mixed-race actress Zendaya who’s being cast as Mary jane in the new Spiderman film. Usually, that role is played by a white actress, she observed the recent criticism for casting white actors ‘in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people.’
After the broadcast, Robach released a statement apologizing and explaining she had meant to say ‘people of color.’
But the apology came too late for many viewers who were outraged at the co-anchor’s racial slur.
Many branded it ‘offensive,’ while another tweeted that Robach ‘gets a pass this time’ but vowed to ditch ‘GMA’ for a rival morning program if it happened again.
Robach called the incident ‘a mistake’ and ‘not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.’
The Good Morning America is married to former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue, and they are raising their combined children – her two daughters, Annalise, nine, and Ava, 12, with ex-husband Tim McIntosh and Andrew’s three sons from his former marriage to Jennifer Hageney, Nate, 19, Aiden, 17, and Wyatt, 12.
The words used to describe African-Americans have evolved over time, said Deborah E. McDowell, director of the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
She told of how words now deemed offensive, including negro, colored, Afro-American have been replaced by the current terms black, African-American and people of color.
Woodson said: ‘We no longer use the term colored people, although once upon a time that was a term in use.’
‘Now the preferred usage is people of color if you are speaking about people of color broadly. ‘If you are referring specifically to African-Americans, people will frequently be specific and refer to us as African-Americans.’
Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton tried to distance herself from a ‘racist’ joke made by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio about ‘C.P. time’ in a joint skit at a charity event. The mayor came under fire for the joke he made during the skit alongside Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Inner Circle gala.
De Blasio endorsed Clinton in October – months after other prominent New York Democrats, including Governor Andrew Cuomo. She teased him about it during the New York City event, and he told her, ‘Sorry Hillary, I was running on C.P. time.’ Clinton jumped in and said that means ‘cautious politician’ time.
C.P. is an acronym known for ‘colored people’ time. A video of the incident circled around social media, apparently the joke implies that black people are lazy, late, and unreliable. It’s pretty bad if liberal Hillary made a black blunder since she is the queen of political correctness.
Disregarding all of the ridiculous drama, why does it matter that the term ‘colored people’ is used? It’s about time we stop getting offended over the facts, our world has black, white, brown, and then there are those unfortunate people, like myself, who are so white they look like a ghost! I was so pale a black friend of mine, thought I was wearing socks with my moccasins…nope, just my unfortunate genetics.
From afros to red heads people will always get made fun and have derogatory nicknames, it’s part of life, deal with it, or… maybe we should just start handing out vaseline for their chapped butts when they get ‘hurt feelings’.
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