Melissa Harris-Perry’s Apology During a segment on “Fox News Sunday,” former presidential candidate Mitt Romney accepted Melissa Harris Perry’s apology for distasteful jokes made about Romney’s black grandchild during a segment on her eponymous MSNBC show.

The segment in question involved a guest on Harris-Perry’s show, Pia Glenn, singing the words to a popular kids’ song “One of these things is not like the other” as a picture of the Romneys and their grand children flashed on the screen. All of the Romneys are white except for the adopted black grandbaby Kieran.  Harris-Perry then joked that she would like to see a 2040 wedding between North West and Kieran Romney.

Harris-Perry has since apologized via Twitter, on her website and on-air. Pia Glenn also tweeted an apology.

“I think her apology was clearly heartfelt, and we accept that,” said Romney. “I recognize that people make mistakes. And the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake. And they’ve apologized for it. And that’s all you can ask for. I am going to move on from that. I’m sure they want to move on from it.”

Romney’s acceptance of her apology comes on the heels of a #standwithmhp hashtag that made the rounds on Twitter to show support for the MSNBC host.

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  • Anthony

    I have a few thoughts: first, those tears are de facto MHP’s best weapon because no man wants to be see badgering a crying woman; second leave Romney’s losing ass out of the news! The man lost the 2012 election, it’s 2014, and he is not running for office. I can see Fox kissing his butt, but MSNBC needs to concentrate on exposing Republicans in office!

  • vintage3000

    I am sure Melissa appreciated seeing Romney’s acceptance of her apology, and IMO he did it in a classy way. Can’t believe I would ever say that about R-Money. It was a surprisingly insensitive ‘joke’, and I believe Melissa realizes that.

    The media needs to let this go now. The real news will be when the Fauxbots apologize for just one of their intentionally vile comments without claiming victim status, and when their disciples stop believing White America is being crucified by liberals and minorities.

    • Anthony

      I’m not surprised that Romney was classy in accepting the apology. I detest his policies, but I never thought he was a jerk personally.

      Between the two of them, no room was left for provocateurs.

    • vintage3000

      Speaking of apologies, I hope you will accept mine for the comment I made to you earlier. I thought about it and realized that everyone accepts and approaches harsh realities differently, especially when they have experienced the tragedy themselves. I might not agree, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

    • Anthony

      @Vintage3000, looking at MHP handle her mistake made me look at myself. If a person as smart and accomplished as her can own up to mistake, so can I. I can see why what I said upset you, and I appreciate you trying to see my point of view too. Happy New Year and I look forward to reading your future posts.

    • vintage3000

      Thank you, same to you Anthony. Happy and healthy 2014.

    • Tara

      Romney was classy because he is upper class. He is a happy, rich, white guy who has a great life. He is not some bitter, working class, right wing white guys. Those types are the ones who would rip her apart.

  • Great, now time to move on.

  • Lisss

    His response was surprisingly classy! Its great to see people resolve their issues in a civilized manner. I can think of some people who would have dragged this out ’till Kingdom Come.

  • I love how Romney handled it. He seems like a decent guy (at times).

    I would have just liked for him to call his supporters to accept her apology as well. The Fox News host kept trying to make him say something negative about MHP because they WANT to go after her. He should have called for everyone else to end it too.