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‘GMA’s’ Amy Robach’s true colors shine through; uses term ‘colored people’ (video)

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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.

Zendaya at her rolling out photo shoot

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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 Instagram

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.”

Giuliana Rancic

Rancic apologized.

For Robach, all is required is a repost and a mention. Carry on!

Click continue to watch Robach’s clip.

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3 Comments

  1. EchoLibertyReturns on August 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    So white people can say “people of color” but we can’t say “colored people”. Can someone explain to me what the friggin’ difference is? So tired of the PC nonsense.

    • Priscilla Fleming on August 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

      White people can be included in the term People of Color since white is a color. The term colored people is a throwback to Jim Crow days.

      PC is another word for repect or manners. Something most of us were taught as children. You can disagree without being rude or nasty.

      I’m sure if you heard a black newsperson say “Why are the movies filled with crackers(non PC word for white? )You’d be right to be offended (or not since you hate pc) screaming for the person to be fired!

  2. 4luvofmoney on August 22, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    On the real, many can’t quite perceive or understand the Impact of seemingly Insignificant or subtle terms and or events on the Sociological, Philosophical and/or Psychological levels. Nevertheless, knowledge has increased, claiming ignorance is no excuse, more like, intolerable. It behooves one to stay abreast of current trends. Sure It’s a blow to those with low IQ’s, but, life moves on. So, one shouldn’t be shocked when a backlash is triggered when they violate the rules of engagements.