A black TV host is speaking out after his white co-anchor compared him to a gorilla during a live broadcast last week.
Jason Hackett, an anchor for Oklahoma's KOCO-TV, was reporting on a story about a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo when his co-host, Alex Housden made the controversial comments.
"Kind of looks like you," Housden said as the segment came to a close.
Hackett pauses for a second, then responds: "Yeah, kind of does, actually, yeah."
Housden, who immediately sparked outrage on social media, apologized for her comments on air the following day. Sitting next to Hackett on a couch, she tearfully told her co-cost she would "never do anything on purpose to hurt" him.
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