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Anchor Kristi Capel YANKED Over JIGABOO Comments

WJW Channel 8’s morning newscast was today absent a certain female anchor who used a racially charged term on-air Monday while describing Lady Gaga‘s Oscars performance.

Anchor, Kristi Capel, a former Miss Missouri USA winner, was suspended for three days for using the term “jigaboo” in reference to Gaga’s “The Sound Of Music” performance.

kristi capel jigaboo 400x314 Anchor Kristi Capel YANKED Over JIGABOO Comments


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The Cleveland Fox affiliate released a brief statement confirming the anchor’s banishment: “Kristi Capel will not be anchoring ‘Fox 8 News in the Morning’ for the remainder of the week.”

The station did not say if Capel is being paid during her time out. She began her duties at Channel 8 in early 2011. She became the morning news co-anchor in early 2012.


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