Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes For Mocking Romney’s Black Grandchild

Tue, December 31, 2013 5:10pm EDT by 12 Comments

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is taking back the jokes she made after Mitt Romney shared his family Christmas card on Twitter. Melissa and her guests poked fun at Kieran Romney during her show, saying that Mitt’s adopted black grandchild who sat on his lap she should marry North West.

Melissa Harris-Perry meant “no offense” by the conversation on her show on Dec. 29, in which her guests, Pia Glenn and Dean Obeidallah all made black jokes after they showed the family photo that Mitt Romney posted on Christmas Day.

Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes

On the show, Melissa showed the picture while her guest Pia sang “one of these things is not like the other.” She followed it up with, “and that little baby, front and center, would be the one.

Melissa laughed hard, and then commented that what she wants to see in 2040 is a wedding between Kieran and baby North West.

“Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?” she asked, which apparently prompted the comedian guest, Dean to also make a joke.

“I think this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person,” he said.

Melissa took to Twitter on Dec. 31, two days later to apologize for all her remarks. Read them and let us know — are you shocked by the comments made? Do you think her apology is sincere? Let us know!

– Emily Longeretta

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Trish

Posted at 1:54 PM on January 2, 2014  

Wow how dare they adopt a child who isn’t white! So racist of her and how terrible! I know lots of people who have adopted non-white children. This is just a slap in the face to all those families! “One of these things doesn’t belong” – yeah, your RACIST attitude!

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Posted at 10:14 AM on January 2, 2014  

Its not hard to find ways of pointing out how racist the GOP is without using family pictures. They should’ve laid off that. Dumb move by MSNBC. If this was a political event/picture that’s one thing, but this seems like a legit family portrait. Off limits.

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Posted at 2:44 PM on January 1, 2014  

MSNBC—- with Sharpton/Mathews & now Harris-Perry— the liberal racists vote should be well covered

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Posted at 8:55 AM on January 1, 2014  

such an ugly thing to say. I feel sorry for people who would take such a beautiful thing and innocent child and make it into a joke.

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Posted at 7:13 PM on December 31, 2013  

I do not Know what is Uglier, Melissa’s HIDEOUS Looking Hair or her personality! Her Hair Looks Like Crap, and she is an ugly witch, who should ride her broom in to the Sunset!

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Posted at 6:32 AM on January 1, 2014  

Love Melissa Harris Perry Hair and love her she’s a gorgeous, intelligent, progressive, focus, independent and strong African American woman.

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Posted at 5:32 PM on December 31, 2013  

News commentators make politics so ridiculous. That’s why there is so much hostility between the two of them. The media is 95% of it.

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