GMA‘s Amy Robach Apologizes After Saying ‘Colored People’ On Live TV!

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What an awkward and unfortunate moment…

Good Morning America host Amy Robach is apologizing for her use of the phrase “colored people” during a broadcast this morning while discussing the issue of diversity in Hollywood.

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The remark, which initially sent social media into a spiral of controversy and anger, came during an interview segment while Robach was discussing issues of productions hiring white actors in roles meant for non-white performers and vice versa when discussing Zendaya‘s rumored role in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Watch her cringeworthy, unfortunate moment happen in real time (below):

Oof.

After the show, according to the Associated Press, Robach immediately issues a statement in which she called the incident “a mistake” and said she meant to say “people of color.”

She added:

“[It is] not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.”

Yeah, one would hope.

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Statement or not, though, the damage was done — and social media users everywhere have been up in arms today with the issue, including some tweeting (below):

Yikes.

What a horrible choice of words!

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]

Aug 22, 2016 3:58pm PDT

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