On Monday morning, “Good Morning America” co-anchor, Amy Robach found herself in hot water following her saying the term, “colored people” during ABC’s live broadcast of the programming. Directly following the anchor’s major flub on air, social media erupted with criticisms of the host which in turn prompted an immediate apology from Robach for her misuse of the insensitive term.
During a segment of GMA on Monday morning that focused on diversity in Hollywood, all hell broke loose following Robach attempting to make note of the recent criticisms filmmakers had encountered for casting white actors by saying,”in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people.”
Although a small mishap, as she meant to use the phrase "people of color," the archaic phrase sent shockwaves through Twitter and prompted dozens of angry tweets blasting Robach and the ABC Network for the “offensive remarks.” To which then prompted the anchor to make a statement calling the incident, "a mistake" and "not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life."
As of now, no other disciplinary action has been taken by ABC in response to Robach's inflammatory comment.