Appearing on Fox News, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney accepted the apology of MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry for making remarks about a photo of his family and their adopted black infant grandson, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
As previously reported, Harris-Perry led a panel that made fun of the black grandson, with the host showing family photos to panel members. One guest sang, “One of these things is not like the other,” and Harris Perry responded with laughter. Harris-Perry also joked about the child one day marrying the child of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
“The folks at MSNBC made a big big mistake and they’ve apologized for it and that’s all you can ask for," Romney told Fox News.
Harris-Perry started her Jan. 4 show with an on-air apology, saying, “My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off limits, and for that I am sorry,” reports Deadline.com.
The former Massachusetts governor accepted the apology and said he wanted to move on, the story adds.
"I’m going to move on from that. I’m sure they want to move on from that. Look, I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself and they’ve apologized for this and, you know, I think we can go on from there,” Romney said.
"I think her apology was clearly heartfelt and we accept that," he added.