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