In today's dose of what many are claiming to be 'causal racism', the New York Times has misidentified Angela Bassett as Omarosa in a photo caption, and Twitter is outraged.
The mix up occurred in a caption for a picture taken at the 70th annual Emmy awards, that showed presenters Angela Bassett and Tiffany Haddish presenting The Marvelous Mrs Maisel star Rachen Brosnahan with the 'best actress in comedy' award.
In the caption, the 60-year-old actress and activist Bassett was mistakenly captioned as Omarosa Manigault Newman, the 44-year-old former Apprentice contestant and Trump staffer.
Many were quick to point out the error on Twitter, with Buzzfeed's Julia Reinsten tweeting a photograph of the newspaper with the caption:
oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa
oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa https://t.co/jLoePOqADy
— julia reinstein 🚡 (@julia reinstein 🚡)
Many others were quick to express their outrage at the mix up.
@BaileyWhoa @juliareinstein I'm trying to verify this elsewhere cause, like......... this is in print. This was...… https://t.co/AR9jr1b4Ye
— Noëlle D. Lilley is wearing a mask (@Noëlle D. Lilley is wearing a mask)
@NoelleDLilley @BaileyWhoa @juliareinstein In print.