Jason Vincent, FOX TV director, resigns over Facebook post

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SEE ALSO: Jason Vincent, KQDS news director, calls Native Americans "animals" on Facebook

Jason Vincent, the FOX news director in Duluth who called a Native American an "animal" on Facebook, has resigned.

Vincent was on vacation when he made the ill-conceived remark. He likely had no idea that the tossed-off joke would cost him his job. But yesterday, KQDS management released a statement announcing Vincent's resignation.

"Today, KQDS FOX 21-TV accepted the resignation of Jason Vincent, News Director," reads the statement. "Jason has elected to take a new job assignment. We wish Jason the best."

The post that got him into trouble read:

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Jason Vincent tried to be funny on Facebook and lost his job.
Add drunk, homeless, Native American man to the list of animals that have wandered into my yard ... Then he proceed to wave at me and give me the peace sign when he spotted me in the window.  Wow..."

Vincent deleted the post and apologized.

"I would never insult the Native American community, especially since I myself am Native.  I did not realize how poor the choice of words were I used until I looked back and saw what I had posted.  I sincerely apologize for my words and to anyone offended by them."



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