8:47pm PT by Aaron Couch
Larry Wilmore Apologizes for Joke About Black Women
Larry Wilmore apologized Thursday for a joke he made about black women on The Nightly Show the evening before.
During a discussion about black fatherhood, Wilmore referenced a statistic that fewer black women were getting married.
"Is it because black women are too bossy?" he asked, later asking his panel, "On a scale of one to ten, how bossy are black women? ... It better not be under five."
On Thursday's show, Wilmore showed a clip of his jokes and apologized if he offended any viewers. (Wilmore took some heat on social media.)
"Like I said, it was a joke. But I get it. Some people thought we were picking on black women. We were not, black women," Wilmore said. "You guys know we love you. I was raised by a single black women."
"If some of you are still upset about this, please send your suggestions to @Common," Wilmore joked as he ended his apology segment.
Wednesday's panel about black fatherhood featured Common, Charles Blow, Joe Jones and Mike Yard.
He announced that at the end of the February they would do a show for black mothers. Watch his comments from Wednesday's episode below.