Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kristi Capel Apologized This Morning For Using a Racial Slur On Air Yesterday

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 10:03 AM

If you were wondering how Fox 8 would handle Kristi Capel's infamous viral moment yesterday after dropping "jigaboo" live on air, the station wants to let you know that they stand by Capel after her mistake. There will be no firing, no suspension.

This morning, though, Capel did issue an apology while sitting next to her co-anchor Wayne Dawson. She had previously said yesterday that she had no idea what the word meant.

"I just want to take a moment to address a comment that I made yesterday that got a lot of attention," she said, according to multiple reports. "It's important for me to let you know that I deeply regret my insensitive comment. And I truly did not know the meaning of the word and would never intentionally use such hurtful language."

Also: "I sincerely apologize for using that language and promise to learn from this, and I hope you will give me that chance."

Dawson voiced his support for his coworker, and the station, through news director Andy Fishman, supported her as well, telling the PD, "We've spoken to her about this, and we're confident it won't happen again."

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation