WJW Anchor Uses Racial Slur On Air: ‘I Didn’t Know the Meaning’

By Mark Joyella 

An anchor at Cleveland Fox station WJW is apologizing after using a racial slur on-air during a chat about Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Kristi Capel was attempting to compliment Lady Gaga’s performance at the awards show, saying that “she has a gorgeous voice, I never knew,” suggesting that the performer’s voice is harder to appreciate in her hit songs…”it’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music that she…whatever you want to call it, jigaboo.”

“Jigaboo” is a disparaging and offensive term to describe a black person, though Capel insisted on Twitter that she “didn’t know the meaning” of the word “or that it was even a word.” The anchor appears to have copy/pasted the same apology in response to each viewer who was upset by her use of the term on air: