TV host apologizes after saying black co-anchor looked like a gorilla

TV host apologizes after saying black co-anchor looked like a gorilla

In a tearful segment, Alex Housden, who hosts the morning news show at KOCO 5 TV in Oklahoma City, apologized to her co-anchor Jason Hackett after comparing him to a gorilla during a recent broadcast. The comment occurred after the pair reported on a story about a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo. In the segment, Housden said to Hackett, who is black, that the gorilla ’kind of looks like you’.

Timothy
Timothy
Pat
Pat 6 months

Gorillas look like alot of humans, black or white. She explained that she didnt mean to be offensive and wasnt relating to skin color, as i can tell from hust the title... I dont see why any news outlet would report on this as if its important

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 6 months

Such a bunch of over sensitive mammals we have become. When did we loose our ability to take trivial things in stride.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 6 months

RIP her career

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 6 months

Something something for Harambe.

Dave
Dave 6 months

What do you know, she thought of him as a friend she could tease and didn't even think about race. What a racist.

david dindu
david dindu 6 months

when a naturally born black or those identifying as black is within listening distance one cannot say "monkey," "ape," or "gorilla"

Max Maidment
Max Maidment 6 months

Idk but her face is a lot more similar to a primate than his

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 6 months

I'd take it as a compliment, gorillaz are strong mfs.

DivineDawn
DivineDawn 6 months

what a bunch of snowflakes it's harmless banter

Maesterfully
Maesterfully 6 months

She should have held up a photo of a gorilla next to him and said categorically *As you can see, there's clearly no resemblence between them!*

IIZard
IIZard 6 months

orangutan man good. orange man bad

Paul C
Paul C 6 months

Could have been worse, she could have said he was a Trump supporter. Then the left would have had a complete hissy fit.

HEM LOCK
HEM LOCK 6 months

Koco5 news Koko holds her hand up signaling her displeasure in a "hold up, wait a minute" gesture.

Rusty
Rusty 6 months

Xi Jinping = Winnie the Pooh

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf 6 months

LOOOOL!!!!!!! 😆😆😆

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 6 months

Let’s be honest. There are some blacks out there who look very similar to monkeys/apes. It’s a reality.

Jerry
Jerry 6 months

We are getting provacative gossip to divide our country instead of legitimate reporting.

Seth Racc
Seth Racc 6 months

Some people happen to have facial structure similar to gorillas.Like damn, some white kid on my bus I hate looks like a fucking Neanderthal from the Croods.Ooga booga lookin ass.

Alva Goldbook
Alva Goldbook 6 months

Well, this is why you don’t hire women to report the news. Leave that to the gorillas. 😂

TheeSabin
TheeSabin 6 months

That picture is everything.

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