An Ohio news anchor is in hot water after “accidentally” using a racial slur on live TV.

Anchor Kristi Capel was trying to praise Lady Gaga’s Oscars performance Monday when she used the term “jigaboo.”

Capel soon learned of her flub on Twitter and offered some replies to users. She also apologized on-air Tuesday.

“I do apologize if I offended you, I didn’t know the meaning behind it or that it was even a word. Thank you for watching,” she wrote.

“I deeply regret my insensitive comment. I truly did not know the meaning of the word, and would never intentionally use such hurtful language. I sincerely apologize,” she added later.


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