A news anchor compared her Black colleague to an ape on live television.

An Oklahoma news station anchor fixed her mouth to compare her black colleague to a gorilla during a Thursday segment.

Alex Housden, a news anchor at KOCO-TV were doing a segment about the Oklahoma City Zoo.

During the segment, Housden looked at the baby gorilla, and said that her colleague Jason Hackett looked like the baby gorilla.

Here’s the video:

Housden said:

“Kind of looks like you,”

Hackett replied with nervous laughter:

“He kinda does, actually, yeah,”

Housden went on to “tearfully” apologize for what she said:

Updated: February 4, 2020 — 10:02 am

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