The New York Times should be as embarrassed as Wanda Smith after the early edition of the paper mixed up Angela Bassett and Omarosa Manigult during their Emmy coverage.
The NYT published a photo of Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett presenting Rachel Brosnahan with her Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, but the caption identified Queen Angela as Omarosa.
Buzzfeed reporter Julia Reinstein spotted the egregious error and immediately blew up their spot!
oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa pic.twitter.com/jLoePOqADy
— julia reinstein 🚡 (@juliareinstein) September 18, 2018
The NYT issued an apology via Twitter writing:
We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.
Peep the tweet below:
We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow's paper.https://t.co/fEezxxXo0M
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 18, 2018
Angela Bassett responded to the foolishness with this tweet:
Hey Everybody, no worries! xoAng pic.twitter.com/iPq2uQVy4I
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) September 18, 2018
New York Times gone have to do better than this!