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Angela Bassett Has Chill Response to Being Misidentified as Omarosa by New York Times

*Black Twitter was appalled by an early version of Tuesday’s New York Times print publication that wrongly identified Angela Bassett as former Trump advisor, Omarosa Manigault-Newman.

On Tuesday morning, the newspaper published a photo of Rachel Brosnahan receiving the award for lead actress in a comedy series at the Emmy Awards. The award was presented by Tiffany Haddish and Bassett, who were both featured in the shot.

But Bassett, 60, was identified as the former White House aide. Manigault-Newman, 44, wasn’t even present at the ceremony on Monday evening.

The actress responded to the oversight by taking to Twitter to share an Olivia Pope “Handled” GIF and writing: “Hey Everybody, no worries!” Bassett wrote. “xoAng”

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Bassett’s tweet came after the Times acknowledged their mistake. “We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions,” the outlet tweeted from its communications account. “We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.”

Still, the error upset many across social media.

“It’s not just that NY Times misidentified Angela Bassett as Omarosa. It’s that someone who has a job on the photo desk of the NY Times can’t tell Angela Bassett and Omarosa apart,” a Twitter user wrote. “That should be a basic requirement in that job.”

Another user called for more diversity in the newsroom.

“Really, The New York Times…? 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….” she tweeted.

“Angela Bassett and Omarosa do not look alike,” another posted using the facepalm emoji.


“How is it even possible to confuse our Queen Mother Angela Bassett with Omarosa!” a user exclaimed. “Who is responsible?!”

“Look, if the media expects me to know the difference between Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds, they should at least be able to tell Angela Bassett and Omarosa apart,” another person shared.

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