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Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes to Mitt Romney's family for featuring photo of black grandson

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MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry apologized to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after she featured a photo of his family with his adopted black grandson in a comedy segment of her show.

"I am sorry," Harris-Perry said on Twitter early Tuesday morning. "Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family."

"I work by guiding principle that those who offend do not have the right to tell those they hurt that they (are) wrong for hurting," she continued. "Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them."

Harris-Perry revealed that she was also born into a Mormon family, and did not mean to offend.

"As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise," she added. "I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices."

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