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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Amy Robach attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Robach has apologized for using a term for African Americans on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program. After the broadcast, Robach released a statement explaining she had meant to say “people of color.” She called the incident “a mistake” and “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

'Good Morning America' host apologizes for using racial slur



Good Morning America host Amy Robach has apologized for using the outdated racial term "colored people" on-air Monday morning, according to Entertainment Weekly. 

Robach said the slur while hosting a segment about Zendaya's rumored role in next summer's "Spider-Man: Homecoming." 

"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," Robach said. 

In a statement, Robach said she meant to use the more accepted term "people of color," and added that it was "a mistake" that does not reflect how she speaks in her everyday life. 

Many responded to the incident on Twitter, calling the term "highly- offensive." 

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