SMH: Atlanta Reporter Apologizes After Saying “I’m Not A Colored Woman But I Have Kinky Hair” On The Air! [Video]

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What the hell?

Atlanta Reporter Apologizes For Using The Term “Colored Woman” On TV

An Atlanta morning show reporter apologized this week after using the term “colored woman” while discussing her “kinky hair” during a segment.

According to Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:

CBS46 morning show host Michelle Burdo used the dated term “colored woman” during a segment about summer hair tips Monday morning during the 9 a.m. CBS Better Mornings Atlanta program.

“Let me tell you something,” Burdo said during a live segment to an African-American woman who appears to be the hair expert. “I’m not a colored woman but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it’s…” She pauses.
The woman filled the empty air by saying, “healthier.

On Tuesday’s show, at 9:57 a.m., Burdo apologized for her utterance. “Yesterday, I made a pretty insensitive remark during one of our segments here on Better Mornings Atlanta. I apologize… 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.”

Why she lie though in her apology? She knows what she meant to say. Definitely the wrong term to use in the ATLANTA market where many of her viewers are black.

The irony of all this is that Michelle has a website where she offers her services as a Media Expert.

Would you hire her?

CBS46/MichelleBurdo.com

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