Julie Andrews, star of the beloved movie musical "The Sound of Music," may have added Lady Gaga's medley of songs from the iconic film at Sunday night's Oscars telecast to her list of favorite things, but a Cleveland anchor at a local Fox affiliate had a different take on Mother Monster's performance which she used the racist epithet "jigaboo" to describe, Raw Story reports.

"Lady Gaga, surprising a lot of people last night with this tribute to 'Sound of Music'," said Cleveland Fox 8's African-American anchor Wayne Dawson on Monday's edition of WJW News in the Morning.

Dawson's co-anchor Kristin Capel, a former Miss USA contestant from Missouri, had a different take on Gaga's performance that Julie Andrews herself called "wonderful."

"It's hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music - whatever you want to call it - jigaboo!" Capel said.

Dictionary.com defines "Jigaboo" as an "extremely disparaging and offensive" term for black people."

Raw Story notes that after several viewers complained to Capel via Twitter, the former beauty queen cut and pasted the same explanation to each of them.

"I apologize if I offended you, I had no idea it was a word or what it meant. Thank you for watching."

Capel is a graduate of the Assemblies of God run Evangel University, which, according to its student handbook, forbids homosexual behavior for the entire duration of its students enrollment including all breaks during and between semesters. In short, if you're "born this way" at Evangel you'll have to wait until graduation.

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