The New York Times Thinks Angela Bassett is Omarosa

Angelo Anderson
September 20, 2018

Tuesday's print edition of The New York Times incorrectly identifies a picture of actress Angela Bassett-the Golden Globe victor and Academy Award nominee who has played Tina Turner and Betty Shabazz-as Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Trump employee who has played herself on both network television and in real life.

The Queen Mother of Wakanda responded on Twitter after the newspaper published a photo on Tuesday of her and Tiffany Haddish presenting the award for lead actress in a comedy series to Rachel Brosnahan at the Emmys on Monday.

The Times apologized on Twitter for the mistake, blaming the photo agency it used, and issued a correction.

Angela Bassett attends the Emmy Awards, Sept. 17, 2018 in Los Angeles and on August 14, 2018, Omarosa Manigault Newman smiles during an interview in NY.


Of course, that didn't stop the internet from responding to the perceived slight at Bassett.

Manigault Newman has yet to publicly address the mixup, while Bassett tweeted, "no worries!"

In the gif, Pope's character, who is a fixer for political scandals around the White House, says "Its handled" as she struts towards the camera in an apparent reference for the Times' apology and impending correction. The New York Times highlighted the moment in its Emmys coverage - but there was one glaring mistake.

But do not count Bassett among those outraged by The New York Times' error.

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