The following article, WATCH: News Anchor Tells Black Co-Host He Looks Like A Baby Gorilla — Live On Air, was first published on Flag And Cross.
This is one of those things that will make you cringe and force you to pick up your jaw from the floor.
Whether the white female co-anchor, Alex Housden, meant what she said or not, you’re never supposed to say what she just said.
Sort of like, “Voldemort.”
I mean…dang, girl!
The next morning, Housden was highly apologetic to co-host Jason Hackett.
Housden apologized tearfully the next day on camera while sitting next to Hackett.
She noted, “I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people. I want you to know I understand how much I hurt you out there and how much I hurt (Hackett) … I want you all to know from the bottom of my heart, I apologize for what I said. I know it was wrong, and I am so sorry.”
Hackett accepted her apology and noted that Housden “is one of my best friends.”
Hackett noted, “What she said yesterday was wrong. It cut deep for me, and it cut deep for a lot of you in the community … Coming out of this, I want this to be a teachable moment. And that lesson here is that words matter … We’re becoming a more diverse country, and there’s no excuse. We have to understand the stereotypes. We have to understand each other’s backgrounds and the words that hurt, the words that cut deep. And we have to find a way to replace those words with love and words of affirmation as well.”
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