Ohio News Anchor Calls Lady Gaga Songs ‘Jigaboo Music’ on Air (Video)

Fox 8’s Kristi Capel later claimed she did not know the term was offensive

Last Updated: February 23, 2015 @ 9:26 AM

An Ohio news anchor referred to Lady Gaga‘s repertoire of songs as “jigaboo music” on the air Monday morning.

Kristi Capel of Fox 8 was doing a segment on the pop star’s tribute to “The Sound of Music” during Sunday’s Academy Awards when she complimented the quality of the “Bad Romance” singer’s voice, but added it has been hard to hear Gaga’s voice in the past because of all the “jigaboo music that she does.”

In a since-deleted tweet, Capel apologized if she offended anyone for using the slang term once used to describe a black person, and explained that she “didn’t know the meaning behind [jigaboo] or that it was even a word.”

Still, Twitter users expressed their outrage, stating that ignorance of the word’s meaning is no excuse.

Read some of the angry tweets below:

— J. Brooke Chao (@jbrookechao) February 23, 2015

— B B Wolfe (@Myuuchan) February 23, 2015

Fox 8 did not respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

Watch the video.