MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized this morning via Twitter for her show poking fun at a Romney family photo that included his recently adopted African-American grandchild.
As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise. #MHPapology
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) December 31, 2013
She’s also written a more formal apology on MSNBC.com.
The offensive comments came on her show Sunday when Harris-Perry and her panel played a caption contest with a Romney family photo. One panelist pointed out the Romney’s African-American grandchild Kieran standing out among a majority of white grandchildren by singing lines from the Sesame Street song: “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.”
Harris-Perry added to the joke by teasing about a potential wedding between Kieran Romney and North West, the daughter of Kayne West and Kim Kardashian.
The apology caps off a year filled with them at MSNBC: from Martin Bashir apologizing to Sarah Palin for vile comments about her (that ultimately cost him his job), to Alec Baldwin apologizing for anti-gay slurs he made toward a photographer.
Watch the segment from “Melissa Harris-Perry”:
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- Bill O'Reilly and Howard Kurtz Talk Al Sharpton's Dual Activist, MSNBC Role
- How Cable News Covered Michael Brown's Funeral, Al Sharpton's Eulogy
- Bill Wolff Moves on from MSNBC. Next Stop 'The View'