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‘Jigaboo’ Meaning Unknown, Says Fox Newscaster Kristi Capel Who Used The Word Live On Air – Wayne Dawson’s Look Is Priceless! [Video]


When this African-American reporter hears a word like “jigaboo,” one is immediately transported to Spike Lee’s scene in School Daze, wherein the lighter-skinned black girls and darker-skinned black girls have their “Good and Bad Hair” face-off dance, with the light skin girls singing in a derisive manner to the dark skin girls that “you’re just a jigaboo, tryin’ do find something to do,” while the dark skin girls come back with “well you’re a wannabe: wannabe be better than me.” (Other scenes in the movie used the jigaboo term as well.) No doubt Fox newscaster Kristi Capel hasn’t seen that “jigaboo” scene in School Daze, nor does the journalist know the history of a word that can be deemed offensive by some African Americans, even though upon Googling “jigaboo,” one gets the simple definition that it only means a black person.

That’s why this Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Dropped “Jigaboo” On Air This Morning article posted by on Monday, February 23, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. has gone viral, according to Alexa.com’s “What’s Hot” list – and the accompanying YouTube video with the “jigaboo” comment has already been removed by the user, so says YouTube. However, leave it to YouTube to get a bunch more copies of the jigaboo comment video online in droves as the Capel comment goes viral.

Of course, folks are jumping all over the fact that a Fox anchor complained about Lady Gaga’s “jigaboo music” during Oscars coverage as reported by Raw Story‎ – and the look that Wayne Dawson gives Kristi Capel in the wake of the anchor for Cleveland’s Fox 8 comments is priceless. After Capel complained about all the “jigaboo music” during Monday morning coverage of the Academy Awards that Lady Gaga sang, Dawson seemed shocked as he looked at her say jigaboo twice, and then turned back to the camera for a deadpan look that didn’t give away too much of his shock.

Users online are catching wind of the “jigaboo” slip up, and although the Fox 8 morning show reporter admitted her faux pas later, after using the “jigaboo” word twice, Kristi Capel claimed she didn’t know what “jigaboo” meant. This reporter thinks jigaboo is a word Capel no doubt heard around her home or other places whilst growing up, and didn’t realize it could be an offensive term to some. Capel seems to say she’s heard the jigaboo word to describe Lady Gaga’s music before. But most folks are also talking about Wayne Dawson’s priceless reaction. Capel apologized on Twitter for using the jigaboo term, reports Time. As reported by the Inquisitr, the winners according to YouTube views included Lady Gaga’s singing.

On Twitter, Capel finds herself constantly apologizing for the jigaboo faux pas.

“I do apologize if I offended you, I didn’t know the meaning behind it or that it was even a word. Thank you for watching.”

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