08.28.2019

TV host issues tearful apology after saying her black co-anchor looks like a gorilla

TV host issues tearful apology after saying her black co-anchor looks like a gorilla

In a tearful segment that aired on Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV, morning anchor Alex Housden apologized to her co-anchor Jason Hackett after comparing him to a gorilla during a broadcast Thursday. 

The racist comment occurred after the pair reported on a story about a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Housden ended the segment with the comment: “Kind of looks like you,” directed at Hackett.

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