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White Co-Host Compared Black TV Anchor To Gorilla On Live TV


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KOCO-TV anchor Alex Housden is receiving major backlash for comparing her African American co-host to a gorilla during a news segment last Thursday.

During a special segment about an ape, Hackett said, “You can tell that he was ready for his close-up."

“Kind of looks like you,” Housden replied.

Housden joined Hackett on the couch the following day with a tearful apology, stating, “I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” She continued. “I want you to know I understand how much I hurt you out there and how much I hurt [Hackett].”

Housden has continued her role as anchor at KOCO 5 since the incident.

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