Wow! New York Times Under Fire After Caption of Angela Bassett Photo Reads “Omarosa Manigault”

Angela Bassett and Omarosa Manigault Newman (Getty Images)
Angela Bassett and Omarosa Manigault Newman (Getty Images)

The Grey Lady found herself red-faced Tuesday morning over an embarrassing photo-caption flub.

Early editions of the New York Times featured a photo Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett presenting Rachel Brosnahan with her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy, with a caption in which Bassett is identified as Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Eagle-eyed readers were quick to jump on the gaffe.

“oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa,” tweeted Buzzfeed reporter Julia Reinstein.

The Times quickly responded to her, tweeting, “We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.”

Agence France-Presse, the wire service originally responsible for the incorrect caption, has since fixed the mistake.

A rep for Bassett did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

SOURCE: Bryan Hood 
New York Post: Page Six