CBS Atlanta news anchor Michelle Burdo’s was temporarily possessed by Cliven Bundy when she used the term “colored woman” during a news broadcast. And it wasn’t just any news segment, it was one with a black hair care expert.
“Let me tell you something,” Burdo said during the live segment. “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.”
Burdo, realizing her faux pas, apologized today for the slip:
“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.”