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NBC producer Megan Amram apologizes to Asian Americans for past racist tweets

NBC Good Place producer Megan Amran is backing away from her tweet that “It’s not politically correct to say ‘retarded’ anymore, you have to call them Asian Americans.” Amram posted an apology on Twitter for the tweets which were about 10 years old, but recently resurfaced.

According to Variety, Amram apologized for making racist jokes toward Asian Americans, Jewish people, and people with disabilities.

One of Amram’s tweets from 2012 says “Crazy how you eat Chinese food and then an hour later you’re still racist.”

Amram is also known for writing for the shows Parks and Recreation and Silicon Valley, which is a comedy based off of a startup company in one of the most culturally diverse cities.

In the apology, Amram claims that she is and has been working on herself for years in order to improve her racial prejudices and “unlearn [her] complicit racism.”

She says, “I have been silent on this in the hopes that my current actions would speak louder than my past words, and that was my mistake, but I would like to make it very clear now how deeply sorry I am. I will prove that every day for the rest of my life.”

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