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White TV Anchor Cries As She Apologizes To Black Co-anchor She Compared To A Gorilla (Video)



A racist TV host has apologized following criticism after comparing her black co-anchor to a gorilla.

A white TV news anchor, Alex Housden apologized live on air to her black co-anchor for saying he looked like a gorilla in a zoo.

The TV anchor had on Monday compared her black co-anchor on KOCO 5 TV, Jason Hackett, to a gorilla in Oklahoma zoo and has now apologized to him live on television.

Alex Housden, who hosts the morning show at KOCO 5 TV, sparked outrage during a segment about a baby western lowland gorilla named Fin recording selfie videos. The initially lighthearted segment quickly turned viral after Housden said to her co-host, Jason Hackett, who is black, that Fin “kind of looks like you when you take a picture.”

“Yeah, it does, actually, yeah … very close to the camera,” Hackett replied after a brief pause.

The next morning, however, Housden and Hackett sat beside each other on a couch as she tearfully apologized to her colleague and to viewers over her “inappropriate” comment.

“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate and I hurt people,” she said. “I want you to know I understand how much I hurt you all out there and how much I hurt you. I would never do anything on purpose to hurt you.”

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Housden described Hackett as her “best friend” and insisted that she would never “do anything on purpose to hurt” him.

Hackett accepted Housden’s apology and said the incident was a “teachable moment.”

“What she said yesterday was wrong. It cut deep for me and a lot of you in the community. The lesson here is that words matter,” he said.

“We are becoming a more diverse country and there is no excuse.”

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