NEW YORK (AP) -- "Good Morning America" co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying "colored people" on Monday's broadcast of the ABC program.
Her use of the term sparked criticism on social media. "Offensive," tweeted one viewer. Another said Robach "gets a pass this time" but vowed to ditch "GMA" for a rival morning program if it happened again.
During a segment on diversity in Hollywood, Robach had noted recent criticism for casting white actors "in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people."
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."