Morning Anchor Uses Racist Term Jigaboo

Posted on February 24th, 2015 at 9:02 am
True morning show anchor uses term jigaboo From the WHAT WERE THEY THINKING file, you'll never believe this next one. A morning TV anchor in Cleveland, Ohio used the offensive term "jigaboo" to describe Lady Gaga's Oscar performance. The anchor for Fox 8 News in the Morning, and former Miss Missouri USA 2006. Kristi Capel used the offense phrase not once but twice Sunday to describe Gaga's Sound of Music medley. Her co-anchor Wayne Dawson - who is black - said "Lady Gaga, surprising a lot of people last night with this tribute to Sound of Music," adding that actress Julie Andrews called it “wonderful.” In response Capel said  "It's hard to hear her voice with all the jigaboo music...that she...whatever you want to call it...jigaboo, haha!" Capel later apologisted via Twitter noting "I deeply regret my insensitive comment. I didn't know the meaning and would never intentionally use hurtful language. I sincerely apologize." According to Urban Dictionary, the word is a racial term is used mainly by whites to disparage black people. How in this day and age people don't know that's a racial slur is shocking. This is 2015!Morning Anchor Uses racist Term Jigaboo