Conservative Glenn Beck, the founder of The Blaze TV and a former Fox News host, came to the defense of MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who has been under fire for joking about Mitt Romney’s black grandchild, reports TheWrap.com.
Beck said he didn’t understand why Harris-Perry apologized for the incident, because he didn’t believe she “said anything bad.”
As previously reported, former presidential candidate Romney accepted Harris-Perry’s apology for making fun of a photo of his family, which included his adopted black grandson. She and some of her panelists joked about how the child stood out amidst the white family, speculating that he might grow up to marry Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s child.
“When I got home and I saw the apology for what she said about Romney, I thought I was going to lose my mind," Beck said Monday on his radio program. "She apologizes for what? It was a break with comedians. Yes, it wasn’t nice. Yes, it was hurtful and divisive if that was the intent, but it clearly was not.”
Beck said that while he “vehemently” disagrees with Harris-Perry on almost everything, he had written her a letter with his thoughts on the segment. He added, ”I don’t think she’s a bad person, and I don’t think she said anything bad, either.”