Mitt Romney accepts MSNBC host’s apology
Mitt Romney has accepted MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's tearful apology for an offensive segment in which the host poked fun at the former GOP presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson, Kieran Romney.
In the original segment on Dec. 30, Harris-Perry asked guests to comment on the Romney family's Christmas photo, which included Mitt Romney's 22 grandchildren -- all of whom are white, except for Kieran.
Actress Pia Glenn sang the "Sesame Street" song lyrics, "one of these things is not like the other," while comedian Dean Obeidallah said the photo "really sums up the diversity of the Republican party." Harris-Perry hypothesized that Kieran could marry Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's child, and tried to "imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws."
Harris-Perry, who also took to Twitter to apologize to the Romneys the following day, admitted in her on-air apology that she “broke the ground rule that families are off-limits.”