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.