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Lara Spencer Apologizes for ‘GMA’ Cinco de Mayo Segment

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer apologized yesterday for getting carried away during a Monday segment celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

John Quinones, an ABC News correspondent, accepted Spencer’s apology.

On Monday’s show, Spencer donned a sombrero, held a margarita, and celebrated “Cinco de Drinko,” aka “the biggest day of the year for margarita sales.” This morning, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts apologized for a similar Cinco de Mayo segment on “Way Too Early” Monday.

“It was not our intention to be disrespectful,” Roberts said about sarcastic references made on the show, adding he “sincerely apologizes.” “After 20 years in this business, anyone who knows me, knows where I stand on diversity and inclusion. So, for those I let down, or feel betrayed, I hear you, and I’m sorry.”

Correspondent Louis Burgdorf, who wore a sombrero, shook a maraca, and took tequila shots during the segment, also apologized. “It was never my intention to offend anyone…and if I did, I’m very sorry.”

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