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It’s safe to say that Cleveland’s Fox 8 news anchor Kristi Capel isn’t having a good week. But she can only blame herself. On Monday, Capel and her co-anchor Wayne Dawson discussed Lady Gaga’s rendition of the “Sound of Music” and Capel used a racial slur when describing Gaga’s other music.

“It’s hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music — whatever you want to call it — jigaboo!” Capel stated.

The look on Dawson’s face was priceless, but the segment ended with Capel cluelessly not realizing her week was about to go downhill.

Capel was dragged on social media for using the term, and she attempted to defend herself by saying she had no idea what the word meant:

Well, now she does.

Capel has been suspended for 3 days by her network for using the racial slur.

“Kristi Capel will not be anchoring ‘Fox 8 News in the Morning’ for the remainder of the week,” the station noted. The station also went on to defend Capel’s reputation.

“This incident has prompted thousands of social media comments and emails from across the viewing area and the nation. Unlike many who have commented, co-anchor Wayne Dawson and many of us at Fox 8 have the advantage of knowing Kristi Capel personally and her work in our community,” the station stated. “It is for that reason that we join with the pastors she met with on Tuesday to begin the process of forgiveness and healing.”

Sorry, but I’m laughing at the fact that she went to a pastor to start the ‘healing’ process. Girl, bye.

  • Mary Burrell

    I hope she gets a good dragging in social media

    • Chazz A

      If black Twitter gets a hold of this ignorance, she’s going to have a difficult day! Although the slur “jig a boo” is rarely heard these days, its still offensive to those of us that know the history.

  • Mary Burrell

    If i didn’t know the definition of a certain word i wouldn’t be using it, which further proves how stupid she is.

  • Love.tweet.joi

    Lady Gaga = jigaboo music? Girl what?

  • Rizzo

    urban dictionary definition of term jigaboo: The funniest sounding racial slur known to man. Used mainly by whites to disparage black people.
    Merriam-Webster definition of term jigaboo: (noun) slang disparaging + offensive
    : a black person
    it’s ok now, she apologized