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ABC's Spencer apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:20 a.m. HST, May 08, 2014

NEW YORK  >> ABC's Lara Spencer is apologizing for referring to Cinco de Mayo as "Cinco de Drinko" on a "Good Morning America" segment this week.

The anchor wore, then twirled, a sombrero and mentioned that the holiday was the biggest day of the year for margarita sales. She held what appeared to be a margarita.

She tweeted a day later that she got a little carried away and was sorry for the segment. MSNBC's "Way Too Early" show similarly apologized this week for showing a staff member shaking maracas and taking a swig from what was said to be a tequila bottle.

The holiday marks an 1862 battle victory by Mexican troops.

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HAJAA1 wrote:
Typical H**le.....just like how they make fun of hula.
on May 8,2014 | 10:24AM
rhodesunit wrote:
Wow HAAJAA1, you sure paint with a broad brush...typical hypocrite.
on May 8,2014 | 11:42AM
DiverDave wrote:
"The holiday marks an 1862 battle victory by Mexican troops". The funny thing is that they do not celebrate this "holiday" in Mexico. This is exactly what Laura meant. That is, it is a Madison Avenue aberration for a reason to throw a party and drink margaritas. Just as Christmas has become a reason to buy stuff.
on May 8,2014 | 10:30AM
kainalu wrote:
Exactly. Many U.S. businesses promote the "holiday". Places that serve alcohol leading the way. 2 for 1, half-price, otherwise cheap margaritas everywhere on that day.
on May 8,2014 | 10:39AM
cojef wrote:
Love the word "aberration", it just sound right.
on May 8,2014 | 10:56AM
daniwitz13 wrote:
another case of Society having to walk on eggshells and not break any. It's a big joke that one can't joke anymore. Everything is sacred, nothing is left to imagination and tolerance. One can't even be a comic at all, not a Right anymore. Not allowed to be an A-Hole if one wants, and have to ask permission and permission refused. What a sterile world. Pity
on May 8,2014 | 10:35AM
rayhawaii wrote:
More known for the day to get drunk and act silly like most other holidays.
on May 8,2014 | 10:59AM
lee1957 wrote:
At some point we need to tell those with thin skins to suck it up.
on May 8,2014 | 11:30AM
dlg808 wrote:
Lighten up some of you and have a drink .... but don't drive....Aloooooha.... Danny K
on May 8,2014 | 03:38PM
awahana wrote:
Not a big deal. People need to lighten up. Pretty soon, cannot even talk without someone getting peed.
on May 8,2014 | 05:30PM
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