On the Monday morning edition of “Good Morning America,” ABC News correspondent Amy Robach showed her true colors. During a segment about Zendaya Coleman, 19, who will play Mary Jane in an the newest Spider-Man film, Robach had the audacity to comment, “Now we all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people.”
Let me clear my throat. Ahem!
First of all anchor who hails from Snellville, Georgia, the term colored people is quite an offensive and inflammatory term. It may have been a term you threw around loosely growing up in the south in the ’70s and ’80s and while you were a student at the University of Georgia, but now that you have “made it” across the Mason-Dixon line and are playing in the big leagues, you need to be rewired. Perhaps your GMA cohorts, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer, need to share the memo with you that the slur is politically incorrect.
We are growing quite tired of white women in media stomping all over Zendaya. Giuliana Rancic railed on her because she wore her hair in locs when she was on the Oscars 2015 red carpet, saying the Disney star of “Shake It Up,” and “K.C. Undercover” must have smelled of “patchouli” and “weed.”
Zendaya responded to Rancic with a post on Instagram which read in part: “There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect.”
For Robach, all is required is a repost and a mention. Carry on!
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