Tricia Macke, an anchor at Cincinnati's FOX19 television station, has apologized for calling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an “angry young man.”

“Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man,” Macke wrote in an October 12 Facebook post.

Several commenters chided Macke, and one suggested she should apologize.

“[Y]ou are right … I am sorry,” Macke responded. “I should have said antagonistic.”

Another commenter noted that Macke had also referenced Maddow's sexual orientation.

“I knew what I was saying,” she responded.

Two gay rights groups, Ohio Equality and GLAAD, on Friday called on FOX19 to repudiate the comments.

“I recently posted comments on my personal Facebook page regarding cable news anchor Rachel Maddow which were insensitive and inappropriate,” Macke said in a statement released on Friday. “I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights, and they certainly do not represent the opinions or position of my employer WXIX-TV.”