Oklahoma City tv anchor apologizes to co-anchor for saying he looked like a gorilla

  
By:  john-russell  •  4 weeks ago  •  36 comments

Oklahoma City tv anchor apologizes to co-anchor for saying he looked like a gorilla

Oh the humanity!.  A television news anchor in Oklahoma City made an emotional apology to her co-anchor after saying that a gorilla "kind of looks like you" to a black co-anchor in an on-air news segment. 

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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

Thats why she's in Oklahoma City and not a major market. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
2  MrFrost    4 weeks ago

Pretty gracious on his part. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    4 weeks ago

I understand all the racial baggage associated with African-Americans and ape comparisons, but we compare people to animals all the time and it doesn't mean anything. Human beings see similarities and remark on it. Google "people who look like their dogs" or "animals that look like celebrities" to see what I mean. I would hope that as her friend, this man recognizes that she didn't appear to say what she said out of disrespect.

It would be nice if we could have a world where people could make these observations in fun without having to be held responsible for hundreds of years worth of other people's racism.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1  MUVA  replied to  Tacos! @3    4 weeks ago

In high school I was told I had Gorilla strength I'm mixed race it didn't bother me I just ground the guy into the mat extra hard that day. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  MUVA @3.1    4 weeks ago

She sounded damn sincere in her apology.

Without context beyond video, can't make an informed call, but it sounded like she was just being candid about how she saw similarities between the two.

Either way, YOU CAN"T be that naive and be on television, especially in our Politically Correct world today, where the left and right, have taken political correctness, incorrectly, imo 

 
 
 
MrFrost
3.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  MUVA @3.1    4 weeks ago
In high school I was told I had Gorilla strength

Saying you had gorilla strength is FAR different than saying you LOOK LIKE a gorilla. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  MrFrost @3.1.2    4 weeks ago
Saying you had gorilla strength

yea, that sounds like a compliment, as what wrestler wishes to be weak, as gorilla's are extremely powerful.

It really sucks where this crap is even being discussed.

I get it, but don't like the fact we have not progressed frther than this, but when you have pols that use these types of issues to divide, it really isn't so surprising there is so much division and political corrctness

 
 
 
flameaway
3.1.4  flameaway  replied to  MrFrost @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

When I'm told I have gorilla strength I use Arm and Hammer Baking Soda.

It kills strong odors fast.

 
 
 
WallyW
3.1.5  WallyW  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.3    4 weeks ago
but when you have pols that use these types of issues to divide, it really isn't so surprising there is so much division and political corrctness

That would those democrat "pols" running for president among others.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.3    4 weeks ago
It really sucks where this crap is even being discussed.

Agreed...Then why the discussion?  She made an over the top racist statement, then apologizes and finally appears ready to have sex with the man she insulted.

What is this outlier of a story supposed to mean?

It's almost surreal.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.2  Tacos!  replied to  Tacos! @3    4 weeks ago

She kinda looks like a saluki.

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flameaway
3.2.1  flameaway  replied to  Tacos! @3.2    4 weeks ago

Too funny.  I was thinking she looked like a greyhound bitch... but the gorilla man probably beat us both to it.

That look on her face is priceless.

"Did I just say that out overtly racist BS out loud, on air."

Yup...

Look RABBIT!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tacos! @3.2    4 weeks ago

Captions for the picture.

Him - "Don't touch me bitch."

Her - "I just farted."

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @3.2    4 weeks ago

I think the dog is better looking

 
 
 
flameaway
3.3  flameaway  replied to  Tacos! @3    4 weeks ago

I think I look like a Manatee... but I can't swim that fast.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  flameaway @3.3    4 weeks ago

Give me cuddly over fast any time.jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.4  It Is ME  replied to  Tacos! @3    4 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.4.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  It Is ME @3.4    4 weeks ago

Sorry, telling a black man he facially resembles a gorilla is never funny. 

Google the history of blacks being compared to apes. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.4.2  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @3.4.1    4 weeks ago
Sorry, telling a black man he facially resembles a gorilla is never funny. 

Men are labeled as "Gorillas" more times than not, even by guys  !

"Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla." Jim Bishop

"I waved to you outside but then I realized it was just one of those inflatable parking lot gorillas." Jane Lynch

"At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all." Baltasar Gracian

"Really hairy backs on men turn me off. I'm not into the ape thing at all. Or beer bellies and flabby arms, either. Also, one random nose hair which is longer than the others... that's gross." Nadine Velazquez

"We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes." Richard Dawkins

"It was really strange to see all these apes standing around eating popcorn, smoking, wearing sunglasses." Estella Warren

Hell....Science even says "Man" (No "Color" label required) is the closest genetic relation to Gorillas !

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.4.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  It Is ME @3.4.2    4 weeks ago

I figured you would say that calling a black person an ape is no different than calling a white person an ape. 

Do you consider yourself a thoughtful person? 

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.4.4  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @3.4.3    4 weeks ago
I figured you would say that calling a black person an ape is no different than calling a white person an ape. 

You only think in "Black" and "White" ?

I've "Grown" …… You ?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.4.5  author  JohnRussell  replied to  It Is ME @3.4.4    4 weeks ago

calling someone a gorilla is an insult to one group but not to the other

yet you cant see why that would be

very strange

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.4.6  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @3.4.5    4 weeks ago
calling someone a gorilla is an insult to one group but not to the other

If one keeps up that that is how it MUST be.....Makes the perpetrator of that narrative even stranger !

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.4.7  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.4.1    4 weeks ago

Agreed, I think we all agree. I think she should be fired.  I notice nobody at KOCO has mentioned/considered that. I wonder why?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.4.8  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.4.7    3 weeks ago

Since they both agree they are friends , it appears to have been an innocent slip of the tongue. She wanted to make some cute banter and her mouth outworked her brain. 

It became public via television of course and the station asked her to address it. The system worked. 

I really seeded it to point out that even those with good intentions can slip up. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.4.9  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @3.4.8    3 weeks ago

Judge Says Remarks on 'Gorillas' May Be Cited in Trial on ...

https:// www.nytimes.com /1991/06/12/us/judge-says-remarks-on-gorillas-may-be-cited-in...

 A judge has ruled that a   police   officer's comments likening a domestic dispute among blacks to the movie " Gorillas in the   Mist" may be used as evidence against four white officers charged in  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.4.10  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.4.8    3 weeks ago
Since they both agree they are friends , it appears to have been an innocent slip of the tongue.

Oh, I see and thus it got all that attention. I thought "A teachable moment" was a great touch.

It became public via television of course 

Oh, but of course!

The system worked. 

To what ends?

I really seeded it to point out that even those with good intentions can slip up. 

Oh, was that the point?


You can see why I'm so skeptical of all of it..


 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.4.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  It Is ME @3.4.2    3 weeks ago

Considering that Ms Warren was on the set of The Planet Of The Apes remake at the time, her comment was in no way derogatory.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
4  Transyferous Rex    4 weeks ago

I'd bet $100 the she would have made the same comment, regardless of what animal was highlighted in the segment. Sounded like spur of the moment banter and intended as good fun, but yes, she should have known better.

https://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Maurice-Jackson-13213#!

Only his friends call him gorilla!

 
 
 
It Is ME
5  It Is ME    4 weeks ago

I call Sexual Harassment !

"HIS" hand is on "HER" BARE knee !

THERE IS NO OTHER REASON FOR A GUY TO DO THAT TYPE THING TO A WOMEN BUT TO BE SEXUAL ! jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif

512

 
 
 
Tacos!
5.1  Tacos!  replied to  It Is ME @5    4 weeks ago

True. What's fair is fair.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Tacos! @5.1    4 weeks ago
What's fair is fair.

Should be anyway.... One Stupid claim deserves another !

 
 
 
Tacos!
5.1.2  Tacos!  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

On the other hand, I suppose she was asking for it dressing like that.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  Tacos! @5.1.2    4 weeks ago
On the other hand, I suppose she was asking for it dressing like that

She does have that "Come Hither" look ! jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
5.1.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  It Is ME @5.1.3    4 weeks ago
She does have that "Come Hither" look

is his nickname, Hither...?

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.5  It Is ME  replied to  igknorantzrulz @5.1.4    4 weeks ago
is his nickname, Hither...?

These days....It could be "Heather" for all we know. jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

 
 
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