Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes to the Romneys

She took to Twitter to say sorry for mocking the adoption of the family's black grandson.


MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized to the Romney clan on Twitter today for off-color comments she and a panel of comedians made about a family photo in which Kieran Romney, Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandchild, is front and center.

On Sunday, Perry hosted a gang of funny men and women for her year-end “A Look Back in Laughter” episode. MHP introduced the Romney family portrait as one of the “photos of the year,” and the jokes promptly followed.

Panelist Pia Glenn remixed the lyrics to a popular Sesame Street tune and sang, “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same.” MHP followed up with her hope that in 2040, Kieren would marry Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West.

Comedian Dean Obeidallah also chimed in. “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.

MHP sent a series of tweets under the hashtag #MHPapology to express her regret about the segment: