On Monday morning, Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach accidentally referred to people of color as "colored people" live on air. So her week has started pretty well. Twitter user Mr. Sinister tweeted at Robach, including a clip of her saying the offensive phrase.
In the clip, Robach is discussing Hollywood's problem with diversity and whitewashing (not a bad conversation for white people to be having in general). She explains, "Now 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." OOPS.
Robach released a statement after the broadcast, apologizing for her mistake and explaining that she'd actually meant to say "people of color." She claimed that the incident was a "mistake," and "not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life." Hey, slips of the tongue do happen, especially to people who talk all day long for their jobs. Chances are this won't EVER happen to her again, or else she'll probably wedge a stiletto into her gullet and leave it there forever. OR someone else will do it for her.