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Sherri Shepherd, Octavia Spencer

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Most of us have definitely encountered that awkward moment when someone confuses us for someone else. But comedian Sherri Shepherd tapped into her A-game on Monday after a patron at the Delta V.I.P. Lounge in the New Orleans airport mistook her for no other than Academy-Award winning actress Octavia Spencer.

How said person came to this conclusion? We have no idea. Because while both women may be the same height, there is nothing else that brings them together other than their skin tone smh.

Anyway, Shepherd made the moment light and I honestly commend her for not getting upset but instead making it a moment of Black woman solidarity.

“Octavia, I’m in the V.I.P. lounge at the airport in New Orleans and this guy is really loud … he wants to know why I haven’t been nominated for another Oscar this year,” Shepherd said in her Instagram video, which now has over 100,00 views. “Now everybody here is wondering why I haven’t also been nominated for another Oscar, and people are telling me how much they love me in ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘The Help.'”

The guest of course was referring to Spencer’s Best Supporting Actress win in 2012 for The Help. Octavia was also nominated in 2017 for Hidden Figures and then again in 2018 for The Shape of Water. This year Spencer attended as a producer on the Academy Award-winning film, Green Book.

“They think that I am Octavia Spencer, and I can’t tell them that I’m Sherri Shepherd, because they’ll throw me out of the V.I.P. lounge here at Delta, because I used your name to get in,” the former The View host continued as another stranger interrupted her whispering.

“Next year!” she says in response, giving some type of affirmation that she will make it happen.

Taps fingers as we patiently wait for Spencer’s reply.


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