In an early version of Tuesday’s New York Times print publication, the respected newspaper wrongly identified Bassett as former Trump advisor, Omarosa Manigault-Newman.
oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa pic.twitter.com/jLoePOqADy
— julia reinstein 🚡 (@juliareinstein) September 18, 2018
The Times tweeted a response to the error immediately, telling followers they “will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.”
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
That wasn’t enough to stop Twitter from hanging them out the dry for the mistake. Check out responses to the blunder below.
This is insulting. Angela Bassett is not the queen of aging backwards for y’all to be confusing her with Omarosa. The nerve! The audacity! https://t.co/pjBaQ5DZOO
— is the moon in reggaeton? (@ItsSimplyKayla) September 18, 2018
First, they don’t look anything alike. Second, they can go to hell for insulting Angela Bassett that way. Last, why the hell do they think that Omarosa would be a presenter at the Emmys? This is just beyond stupidity.
— Brandon Boyd (@ItsBrandonBoyd) September 19, 2018
— Garrett Schlichte (@gschlichte) September 18, 2018
They OWE the divine Ms. Angela Bassett a HUGE apology, not to mention retraction of that horrendous print. Ms. Bassett far, far, FAR outweighs Omarosa in EVERYTHING!!!!!!
— Cassandra Crisp (@Crispy829) September 18, 2018
OMG. Angela Bassett is so above Omarosa’s league. The NYT lost my patronage a few years and several bad takes ago.
— Canary (@Justiceneeds) September 18, 2018
When Trump calls the New York Times “fake news”, and then they publish a story mixing up Omarosa with Angela Bassett pic.twitter.com/8B9WQyhBO2
— Brett Meeder 🌹 (@meederbrett1) September 19, 2018
Wait, wait, WAAIIITTT!!!! The @nytimes got Angela Bassett and funky ass Omarosa confused?!?!?! ANGELA BASSETT IS AN ICON, LEGEND, BLACK QUEEN, CERTIFIED BADDIE and y’all confused her with Omarosa?!?! I am disgusted.
— Blanche Beendatheaux (@DangerouslyDrk) September 18, 2018
Confusing Angela Bassett with Omarosa in a major publication? Did you see Angela Bassett at the goddamn Emmys?!? pic.twitter.com/UsY2BQ2qjG
— Old Bay (@MF_DAD) September 18, 2018
Bassett herself responded as well, simply tweeting “No worries,” and including a GIF of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) saying her signature phrase, “It’s handled.”
Hey Everybody, no worries! xoAng pic.twitter.com/iPq2uQVy4I
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) September 18, 2018
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