Every year it happens at least once. At the 2016 Emmy Awards, it happened to Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.
@TelevisionAcad, an official Emmys account with more than 170,000 followers, accidentally used a photo of "Empire" actor Terrence Howard with the caption "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series nominee @cubagoodinjr at the #Emmys red carpet!"
Several fans were quick to point out the mistake:
I'm sorry, but how the hell does one confuse Terrence Howard for Cuba Gooding Jr? pic.twitter.com/SnTrusC9mk
— Michael Abromowitz (@FootballExpert) September 18, 2016
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) September 18, 2016
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) September 18, 2016
The tweet was eventually corrected with Howard's name. As Huffington Post noted, this is similar to the Oprah/Whoopi confusion at the Oscars.
— Marc Love (@marcslove) February 29, 2016
And you may recall how E! misidentified another red-haired actress as Sophie Turner at the Golden Globes.
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