Ohio Fox Anchor Calls Lady Gaga’s Music ‘Jigaboo’ In Front Of Black Colleague

WJW news anchors Kristi Capel and Wayne Dawson discuss Lady Gaga's 2015 Academy Awards performance on "Fox 8 News In The Morning" on Feb. 23, 2015.

A news anchor for a Fox affiliate in Ohio described Lady Gaga’s Academy Awards performance as “jigaboo music” live on the air Monday in front of her black colleague.

Kristi Capel, who co-hosts Cleveland-based WJW’s “Fox 8 News In The Morning,” was discussing the performance when she said: “It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music.”

“Whatever you want to call it, jigaboo,” she added.

Capel’s co-host, Wayne Dawson, quickly turned the conversation back to Lady Gaga’s vocal talents.

Capel soon apologized on Twitter, saying she didn’t know the meaning of the word:

The Oxford English Dictionary describes “jigaboo” as a “depreciative and offensive” term for blacks.

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h/t Mediaite

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