Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Calls Lady Gaga’s Oscars Music ‘Jigaboo Music’ (Video)

Fox 8's Kristi Capel Calls Lady Gaga's Oscars Music 'Jigaboo Music' (Video)

Lady Gaga performed a stunning rendition of The Sound Of Music on last night’s 87th Annual Academy Awards show. This morning, Fox 8’s own Kristi Capel used a racial slur to describe the wonderful performance.

After they showed the performance, Capel and fellow Fox 8 anchor Wayne Dawson commented on the song and dance. Capel said, “It’s usually hard to hear her voice through the ‘jigaboo music’ that she usually does.”

Not only did she say the racial slur once, but she said it twice. WTF, Fox 8?!?

Lady Gaga’s performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvg_bwdirxQ

And the commentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFOc9MWOf8

In the wake of the trouble surrounding no African American nominees for the Oscars and she has to refer to something as “jigaboo music”? And Wayne Dawson was the first to hear the slur on the live telecast of the news and was absolutely okay with it?

Her words offended a follower on Twitter, to which she responded that she didn’t know it was a word?!?

One fan called her out on Twitter, saying, “@Kristi_Capel what the hell is wrong with you?”

She responded, “@boycourt93 I do apologize if I offended you, I didn’t know the meaning behind it or that it was even a word. Thank you for watching.”

Her followers aren’t buying her half-hearted apology. Do you think she should have to resign? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts!

UPDATE: We have reached out to Fox 8 for comment on the matter and will update this post if/when we hear anything from their media department.

UPDATE: Kristi Capel has taken to her official Facebook account to apologize for the word mixup. She said, “I deeply regret my insensitive comment. I truly did not know the meaning of the word, and would never intentionally use such hurtful language. I sincerely apologize.”

Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Calls Lady Gaga’s Oscars Music ‘Jigaboo Music’ (Video) was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by Roberta Ferguson
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