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Omarosa, Angela Bassett Mix-up Draws Apology From NY Times

Omarosa, Angela Bassett Mix-up Draws Apology From NY Times
Left: Omarosa Manigault on February 16, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Right: Actress Angela Bassett on July 27, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:14 AM

Omarosa Manigault Newman and Angela Bassett were mixed up in a New York Times photo caption in Tuesday's print edition, The Wrap noted.

The flub appeared in the newspaper's Arts section, where a collection of Emmy photos were published as part of its coverage of the awards ceremony.

One photo showed Rachel Brosnahan accepting her award for best actress in a comedy from Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett. But, instead of listing Bassett's name in the caption, the Times printed Omarosa's name, The Wrap noted.

The Times issued an apology on Twitter later that day, claiming the incorrect caption came from a photo wire service, and assured that a correction would appear in the following day's edition.

The wire service has not officially been named, however, The HuffPost noted that Getty Images was syndicating the same image with a correction note in its caption.

This would not be the first time the wire service was at the helm of such a controversial mistake.

Earlier this year Getty misidentified Asian actresses Kelly Marie Tran and Olympian Mirai Nagasu, The HuffPost reported.

Twitter was a hive of activity following the error, as users logged on to call the Times out on the slip up.

"Do all dark skinned black women look the same to your editors??" tweeted one person.

"If they had no one who could tell the difference between the two, then they really, really need to step up diversity in their newsroom," another Twitter user posted.

Basset herself was not fazed by the mistake and shrugged it off on social media.

"Hey Everybody, no worries!" she tweeted Tuesday.

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