A University of Oklahoma professor has apologized after suggesting that the term 'OK, boomer' is similar to the 'N-word.'
Peter Glade's analogy came during a lecture on journalism's relation to new technology and social media.
The OU Daily, the university's paper, reports that when a student suggested it was the media's job to reach younger generations, Glade called the comment the equivalent of "OK, boomer," then added, "Calling someone a boomer is like calling someone a n-----." Some students got up and left.
Glade released a statement apologizing for using the N-word but made no comment on the analogy itself. The school also released a statement calling the use of the N-word "fundamentally offensive and wrong."