Robach was discussing actress Zendaya potentially playing Mary Jane in an upcoming remake of Spider-Man.
“Now we all know Hollywood has received recent and quite a bit of criticism for casting white actors in what one might assume should be a role reserved for colored people," Robach said Monday.
Robach's comments sparked a torrent of criticism on social media:
After the broadcast, Robach released a statement apologizing for the comment, saying "it is not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life."
"This morning during a segment about Hollywood casting, I mistakenly said 'colored people' instead of 'people of color,'" Robach said. "I sincerely apologize. It was a mistake and is not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life."