Atlanta TV Anchor Apologizes for ‘Colored Woman’ Remark
Atlanta CBS affiliate morning show host Michelle Burdo apologized Tuesday morning for using the term “colored woman” during a segment the day before involving a black hair expert.
While discussing hair treatment on Monday’s episode of Better Mornings Atlanta, Burdo approached her guest and said, “Let me tell you something. I’m not a colored woman but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it’s…”
“Healthier,” the guest said.
The off-handed use of “colored woman” spurred some controversy online, prompting Burdo to apologize Tuesday morning on-the-air: “Yesterday, I made a pretty insensitive remark during one of our segments here on Better Mornings Atlanta. I apologize,” she said. “Once again, I truly want to say from the bottom of my heart that I really am sorry about that comment. I made that comment in reference to my hair color but I used an inappropriate term.”
Watch the initial remark below, via CBS Atlanta:
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