Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes for Poking Fun at Romney Family Photo


By Jordan Chariton Comment

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized this morning via Twitter for her show poking fun at a Romney family photo that included his recently adopted African-American grandchild.

She’s also written a more formal apology on

The offensive comments came on her show Sunday when Harris-Perry and her panel played a caption contest with a Romney family photo. One panelist pointed out the Romney’s African-American grandchild Kieran standing out among a majority of white grandchildren by singing lines from the Sesame Street song: “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.”

Harris-Perry added to the joke by teasing about a potential wedding between Kieran Romney and North West, the daughter of Kayne West and Kim Kardashian.

The apology caps off a year filled with them at MSNBC: from Martin Bashir apologizing to Sarah Palin for vile comments about her (that ultimately cost him his job), to Alec Baldwin apologizing for anti-gay slurs he made toward a photographer.

Watch the segment from “Melissa Harris-Perry”: