Fox Morning Show Host, Kristi Capel, Apologizes for Racist Description of Lady Gaga

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A red-faced Ohio news anchor has apologized for making a racist comment about Lady Gaga’s music on a morning news show Monday.

Fox 8 Cleveland news anchor Kristi Capel appeared to be trying to compliment Gaga’s show-stopping performance at the Oscars Sunday when she described the 28-year-old pop star’s sound as “jiga— music.”

“It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jiga— music that she (makes), whatever you want to call it,” Capel said.

She then blurted the term again.

“Jiga—,” she said, with a nervous chuckle.

“She has a gorgeous voice, I never knew!” she added, in an apparent attempt to recover.

The slip-up led to a visibly awkward moment with co-anchor Wayne Dawson, who is black. The duo quickly turned things over to the station’s traffic reporter.

Viewers were quick to rake Capel over the coals for the racially-charged remark.

“@Kristi_Capel on @fox8news decides to call Lady Gaga’s music as “jigga—” music. Not once but twice!!! Wow!!!” one tweeted.

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SOURCE: PHILIP CAULFIELD
New York Daily News

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