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MSNBC Panel Jokes At The Expense Of Romney’s Adopted Grandchild

Update: Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday morning for the year-end review segment ended with questionable taste on her show this weekend. posted on

A Romney family photo featuring Mitt Romney and his grandson Kieran Romney that flew under the radar of most media outlets made a “photos of the year” segment of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Sunday, prompting a discussion by Harris-Perry’s panel that has conservatives crying foul.

“Any captions for this one?” Harris-Perry asked her panel.

“One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,” sang panelist Pia Glenn, adding, “And that little baby, front and center, would be the one.”

Comedian Dean Obeidallah told Harris-Perry that he thought the photo was “great” and that “it really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.”

Update (Dec. 31, 8:58 a.m.): Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday morning for the segment on Twitter.

I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family. #MHPapology

I work by guiding principle that those who offend do not have the right to tell those they hurt that they r wrong for hurting. #MHPapology

Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them. #MHPapology

As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise. #MHPapology

I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices. #MHPapology

Read Harris-Perry’s full statement at msnbc.com.

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