Tags: kristi capel | lady gaga | racial | slur | oscars

Kristi Capel, News Anchor, Blurts Out Racial Slur to Describe Lady Gaga

Image: Kristi Capel, News Anchor, Blurts Out Racial Slur to Describe Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga performs songs from "The Sound of Music" during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. (Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov)  

By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 02:41 PM

Kristi Capel, an Ohio Fox News anchor, is under attack after using a racial slur while discussing Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" tribute at Sunday's Oscars.

In a recap of Lady Gaga’s performance during the Academy Awards, Capel remarked that she didn’t realize the singer had such a beautiful voice.

“It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music that she does,” the WJW-TV anchor said while waving her arms. “Whatever you want to call it. Jigaboo. She has a gorgeous voice. I never knew.”

The station’s news director, Andy Fishman, said the slur was unintentional, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

"She didn't even know what the word meant, which is not an excuse," Fishman said, according to the Plain Dealer. "We've spoken to her about this, and we're confident it won't happen again. From here, we'll handle it internally."

Capel apologized on Twitter.


But Twitter users seemed unimpressed by the apology.





















© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Kristi Capel, an Ohio Fox News anchor, is under attack after using a racial slur while discussing Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" tribute at Sunday's Oscars.
kristi capel, lady gaga, racial, slur, oscars
421
2015-41-23
Monday, 23 Feb 2015 02:41 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved