A Black TV Host's Co-Anchor Compares Him To A Gorilla - VIDEO

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.