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'I think it's ok to call black people coloured'

CONTROVERSIAL: Radio host Glenn Beck says the term "African-American" is stupid

RIGHT-WING radio personality, Glenn Beck, has caused outrage in America by stating that he sees no problem using the term "coloured" when referring to black people.

Speaking on his self-titled radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, the presenter turned to co-host Pat Gray, and asked of what he thought of the term "African-American".

"Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusalem when you would say the words African-American," Beck asked.

"Now how can people be one thing in one country and nowhere else in the world?" he added.

When asked what the right term was, Beck replied "Black," repeating the word three times.

He then went on to insist that it was better to use "coloured," a derogatory term used to describe black people during North America's racist past and is no longer regarded as politically correct.

"It's not a bad thing, only here. Why are we made to feel bad?" He said.

"In South Africa, it's black and coloured."

This isn't the first time the 47-year-old has found himself in the centre of controversy. In a previous radio program, Beck, who has admitted not having "a lot of African-American friends" for fear of being misinterpreted, hit out at the term.

"African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term. I mean, that's not a race. Your ancestry is from Africa and now you live in America. Ok, so you were brought over - either your family was brought over through the slave trade or you were born here and your family emigrated here or whatever, but that is not a race," he said.

Earlier this year, the controversial media personality and American news channel Fox News parted ways after two years.

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