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Alex Housden, morning anchor for KOCO TV, apologized to Jason Hackett after her gorilla comparison

Morning White TV hostess comes up while apologizing for her black anchor being a & # 39; gorilla & # 39; during the news segment of Oklahoma

  • Alex Housden, morning anchor for KOCO TV, had made the comparison with Jason Hackett, while the duo reported on gorillas at the Oklahoma Zoo.
  • Housden told Hackett that the primacy & # 39; kind of looks like you & # 39; to which her fellow anchor quickly replied & # 39; he actually does, yes & # 39;
  • On Friday, she apologized to & # 39; one of my best friends of the past year and a half & # 39;
  • & # 39; I am here this morning because I want to apologize, not just to my colleague Jason, but to our entire community, & # 39; she said during the Friday segment
  • The anchor added: & # 39; I said something inconsiderate yesterday, it was inappropriate and I hurt people & # 39;
  • Hackett accepted the apology from his co-host and signed that the two had a fantastic relationship
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A news anchor in Oklahoma City apologized to her black co-host on Friday after comparing him to a gorilla in a segment last week.

Alex Housden, morning anchor for KOCO-TV, had made a comparison with her co-anchor – Jason Hackett – while the duo reported on Thursday about a young gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Housden told Hackett that the primacy & # 39; kind of looks like you & # 39; to which her fellow anchor quickly replied & # 39; he actually does, yes & # 39 ;.

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Alex Housden, morning anchor for KOCO TV, apologized to Jason Hackett after her gorilla comparison

Alex Housden, morning anchor for KOCO TV, apologized to Jason Hackett after her gorilla comparison

Video of the tricky exchange soon became viral on social media, with various users denying anchor comments.

On Friday, she apologized to & # 39; one of my best friends of the past year and a half & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I am here this morning because I want to apologize, not just to my colleague Jason, but to our entire community, & # 39; she said during the Friday segment. & # 39; I said something inconsiderate yesterday, it was inappropriate and I hurt people.

She continued: I want you to know that I understand how much I have hurt you all there and how much I have hurt you. I would never do anything on purpose to hurt you.

Housden emphasized that she loved her community and apologized from the bottom of her heart.

Housden told Hackett that the primacy & # 39; kind of looks like you & # 39; to which her fellow anchor quickly replied & # 39; he actually does, yes & # 39;
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Housden told Hackett that the primacy & # 39; kind of looks like you & # 39; to which her fellow anchor quickly replied & # 39; he actually does, yes & # 39;

Housden told Hackett that the primacy & # 39; kind of looks like you & # 39; to which her fellow anchor quickly replied & # 39; he actually does, yes & # 39;

Hackett accepted the apology from his co-host and signed that the two had a fantastic relationship.

& # 39; What she said yesterday was wrong & # 39 ;, he said in response. It cut deeply for me and many of you in the community. & # 39;

He continued: & # 39; The lesson here is that words matter. We are becoming a more diverse country and there is no excuse. We must understand the stereotypes, we must understand each other's backgrounds and the words that hurt, the words that cut deeply.

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& # 39; We need to find a way to replace those words with love and affirmative words. & # 39;

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