TV host, Alex Housden broke down in tears as she apologized for saying her black colleague, Jason Hackett looks like a gorilla on air.
During show segment about a gorilla, the TV Host commented about a gorilla at Oklahoma City’s zoo saying her black colleague, Jason Hackett looks like it.
“Kinda looks like you,” she said.
This racist comment incited a backlash as people called for her to be fired from KOCO-TV.
She came up with an apology and broke down in tears while apologizing to her colleague
Housden said: “I’m here this morning, because I want to apologize. Not only to my co-worker Jason, but to our entire community.
“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate and I hurt people. And i want you to know I understand how much I hurt you out there.”
“I know how much I hurt you. I love you so much. You are one of my best friends for the last year and a half and I would never do anything on purpose to hurt you.
“And I love our community. And I want you to know that from the bottom of my heart I apologize for what I said. I know it was wrong and I am so sorry.”
Hackett in return said he appreciates her apology and has accepted it.
“Alex is one of my best friends. What she said yesterday was wrong. It cut deep for me and a lot of you in the community.
“I want this to be a teachable moment… words matter, there’s no doubt about that.” He added.
Watch the apology below:
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