The “Hidden Fences” factor blew up on Sunday evening. I believe Jenna Bush-Hager would have gotten away with an trustworthy mistake if she was the one one who made the error. The truth that Michael Keaton doubled-down on it although… it’s problematic. On the Golden Globes crimson carpet, Jenna was interviewing Pharrell Williams and this occurred:
“you are nominated for Hidden Fences” pic.twitter.com/7My6dtEkbG
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Like, do we expect Jenna did it on objective? No. She was making an attempt to say Hidden Figures, and confused it with Fences, which is likely one of the “different” movies starring black individuals. However as I stated, Michael Keaton made the identical mistake, so there’s one thing (racist) within the water. Nonetheless, Jenna needs us to know that she didn’t imply something by it. She gave an on-air apology on the In the present day Present on Monday:
“I had an error within the evening, which I’ve to apologize for,” stated Bush Hager, who was joined by Al Roker and Natalie Morales on the NBC morning present. “Once I was interviewing the incomparable Pharrell, who I am keen on, I by accident — within the electrical energy of the crimson carpet, which I’ve by no means finished one earlier than — referred to as Hidden Figures ‘Hidden Fences.’ I’ve seen each motion pictures, thought they have been each good. I’ve interviewed casts for each of the flicks and if I offended individuals I’m deeply sorry… It was a mistake, as a result of ya’ll know I’m not good,” continued Bush Hager, who at this level started to choke up and get teary-eyed. “I’m genuine, however a human. And what I didn’t wish to do is make anybody lesser than who they’re. I apologize to each the solid, to Pharrell however it was a mistake and I hope we will transfer on.”
Each Roker and Morales swooped in to defend Bush Hager, with Roker blasting the “tradition of Twitter and ready to pounce on individuals” for what he stated is a typical mistake for reside TV broadcasters.
“We’ve all been in reside conditions and also you make a mistake,” stated Roker, including how he forgot Braveheart when he was interviewing Mel Gibson and referred to as Jessica Biel Jessica Alba throughout his Sunday interviews. “Sincere errors occur in reside tv and this tradition of Twitter and ready to pounce and get on individuals, it’s bought to cease. It’s bought to cease someplace as a result of it’s fairly ridiculous.”
Yeah, all of us get combined up and generally it comes out the unsuitable method and it’s not like she made an error as huge as Yahoo Finance did final week. I like her apology too, in that she acknowledged that her mistake might need made somebody “really feel lesser” however that was not her intention. Nonetheless, I believe it’s foolish to cry over Black Twitter roasting you. Many of the tweets weren’t even directed at Jenna, they have been simply making jokes that every one “black movies” are the identical. I might be honored to be roasted by Black Twitter!
In the meantime, Michael Keaton bought requested about his very same flub after the Globes – you possibly can see his response right here at TMZ. He appeared apologetic at first however then shrugged it off. Positive factor, Bryan Luke George Gosling Cranston Pitt. Sorry, all white guys look the identical to me.
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