Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for 'Colored' Remark

January 27, 2015 5:12 AM

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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for 'Colored' Remark

came under fire after using racist term "colored" to address black actors on a PBS talk show, "Tavis Smiley". On Monday, January 26, Cumberbatch released a statement to apologize for his controversial remark, "I'm devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done."

He added, "I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage terminology that is accurate and inoffensive. The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the U.K and the need for rapid improvements in our industry ...

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