Not Auntie! The New York Times Mistook Angela Bassett For Omarosa

September 18, 2018  |  
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Angela Bassett attends Backstage Creations Giving Suite At The 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Backstage Creations)

 

I don’t have to tell y’all that minorities have a time. In addition to the lack of representation and exposure, there is this notion that we’re interchangeable, that we all look alike. That one Black woman is the same as the next. Unfortunately, even professional news media organizations even drop the ball.

Today, in a particularly egregious example, The New York Times print edition, identified our beloved Angela Bassett and the notorious Omarosa Manigault. Aside from the fact that Omarosa would have no justifiable reason to attend the Emmys, the character of these two women could not be further apart. While Bassett has built a career on her talent, Omarosa has made a name for herself being messy….or infamous in the words of Bethenny Frankel.

This is the error that ran in the paper.

Check out the outrage and apology on the following pages.

Later, Bassett responded to the mix-up.

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