February 23, 2015

Cleveland news anchor Kristi Capel was very impressed with Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music tribute at the Oscars. Even Julie Andrews herself called it “wonderful.” Unfortunately, though, Capel had a very strange (and offensive) way of communicating her thoughts about Gaga.

“It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music that she does,” Capel said. “She has a gorgeous voice. I never knew.”

As the conversation continued, Capel seemed unaware that the word “jigaboo” is a racial slur. Capel soon began apologizing on Twitter, sharing a copy-and-pasted response:

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