Omarosa calls Robin Roberts’ ‘Bye Felicia’ line ‘petty’

Posted by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Omarosa Manigault, the former “Apprentice” star who has never shied away from a good fight,  didn’t appreciate Robin Roberts‘ dismissive “Bye Felicia” line on “Good Morning America” today.

To “Inside Edition,” Omarosa wrote: “That was petty. It’s a black woman civil war.”

Officials said Omarosa was let go in her role in communications for the White House. She disputed that in an interview with “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan, saying she chose to leave voluntarily. At the same time, she hinted that a book is likely forthcoming where she will spill the juicy tea.

“When I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, I have quite a story to tell,” she teased Strahan. “As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me feel uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply an emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

Roberts’ displeasure with Omarosa was written all over her face as she said this after the segment ended: “She says she has a story to tell and I’m sure she will be selling that story. Yeah. Bye, Felicia.”

For folks unfamiliar with the phrase, it basically means someone does not really care if you are leaving.

Roberts, the long-time anchor at “GMA,” used to work as an anchor and sports reporter at a local Atlanta TV station and a radio host at V-103 from 1988 to 1990.

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eightmilebend
eightmilebend

If the situation was reversed what kind of backlash do you think would be going on right now ? just sayin..... #doublestandard

RoyalDawg
RoyalDawg

I don't care much for Omarosa but Roberts' behavior IS petty- and also childish and unprofessional.


On a real network it would not pass without consequences. Lucky for Roberts she doesn't work for a real network, just ABC.

coolray
coolray

I agree that the remark was unnecessary and petty. I don't understand the visceral hated directed at Omarosa. She is a reality show contestant who is famous for being famous. More power to her! She is much like the Kardashian clan and Paris Hilton. I can't understand why people invest so much energy in vilifying her.

almmanduane75
almmanduane75

@coolray Because the media in general like to keep things stirred up and they like to keep their ego's fed as well.

I would hope that at least Ms. Omarosa likes men as opposed to Roberts.