GMA anchor issues apology for using term “colored people” on air

A Good Morning America anchor issued an apology Monday after public backlash for using the term “colored people” when referring to minorities. The flub happened when discussing “Spiderman” casting.

Amy Robach, who was filling in for Robin Roberts said the statement was “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life,” and that she had meant to say “people of color,” reported USA Today.

Robach was discussing the lack of diversity in Hollywood and was referring to the casting of actress Zendaya in the role of Mary Jane in the new “Spiderman”. The role of Mary Jane has historically been cast with white actresses.

The comment, Robach said was unintended, drew backlash from social media.