Good Morning America's Amy Robach apologizes for saying racial slur on air

Amy Robach.
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Good Morning America co-anchor Amy Robach is apologizing for her use of a racial slur during Monday's show.

Robach was introducing a segment on rumors that actress Zendaya will play Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming when she 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." Twitter users quickly called Robach out for using the term "colored people" (one commented that it was "too early to be so offensive") and she later issued a statement saying she regretted the error. "I mistakenly said 'colored people' instead of 'people of color,'" she said. "I sincerely apologize. It was a mistake and is not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life."

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