Melissa Harris-Perry, a co-host on MSNBC, has now apologized for making fun of Mitt Romney’s black grandchild, according to a Fox News report on Tuesday. The apology came on Tuesday morning after a backlash occurred against Harris-Perry and her television guests mocked the child.
The incredibly inappropriate remarks were cast upon a photo of the Mitt Romney family in which the grandchild was seen on Mitt Romney’s knee. The purpose of the panel’s display of disrespect appeared to be that they found it absolutely hysterical that a white Mormon family would have a black child as part of its family.
Pia Glenn, one of the panelists making sport of the Romney family, went as far as to sing “One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn’t the same.”
Another panelist, comedian Dean Obeidallah, went politically biased by saying that the photo with the black baby as part of the Romney family really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party, the RNS. He continued by saying, “At the convention, they find the one black person.”
Harris-Perry found it necessary to say that her goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year will be the marriage between Kieran Romney – the Romney’s adopted baby – and North West – Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby. Harris-Perry asked, “Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?”
Even though Harris-Perry is African-American herself, it didn’t help the televised segment settle well with viewers at all.
After the incident, Harris-Perry took to social media to apologize – but that apology only occurred after being strongly pressured to do so by the likes of Reince Priebus who is the Republican National Chairman. In the apology, Harris-Perry wrote that she apologizes to all families built on loving trans-racial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices.
Indeed she and her guests did. Blasting a family for adopting a child of any race is incredibly offensive and just as ignorant.