The New York Times has been the talk of the town lately - mostly because of the anonymous Op-Eds. The publication just got itself some more attention, but it's probably not the kind that they like. The organizations Emmy's coverage was marred by a caption that somehow confused Angela Bassett with Omarosa.
We're not entirely sure who wrote the initial caption or why that person thought Omarosa would be presenting awards at the Emmy's, but that's really neither here nor there. We know the NYT ran it, and we know the internet DRAGGED them for it. People of all ages, races, and political backgrounds came together in agreement on one thing:
Angela Bassett's name shall not be taken in vain!
Really, The New York Times...? If they had no one who could tell the difference between the two, then they really,… https://t.co/xuzp9fOtvx— Jannette J. Witmyer (@Jannette J. Witmyer) 1537283769.0
oh my god the New York Times mixed up Angela Bassett with Omarosa https://t.co/jLoePOqADy— julia reinstein 🚡 (@julia reinstein 🚡) 1537275592.0
Not saying Omarosa isn't pretty but to mistake the beauty of Angela Bassett with her is ridiculous. Angela Bassett… https://t.co/jxj9F2yA6U— Liz (@Liz) 1537321582.0
@Bossip There ain't no way someone with functioning eyeballs could ever in their life mistake the baddest to ever d… https://t.co/4MzyzHhw0H— DeviantBehaviour (@DeviantBehaviour) 1537296694.0
Wow @nytimes do all dark skinned black women look the same to your editors?? Gorgeous and talented Queen Angela Bas… https://t.co/75izHRZXlx— Joy Villa (@Joy Villa) 1537280062.0
Trying to figure out @nytimes thinks Angela Bassett is Omarosa. Y'all dumb.— She real tired... (@She real tired...) 1537288387.0
With as many beautiful, powerful, and emotionally diverse characters as Bassett has played - you'd better believe there were Ms. Bassett GIFs aplenty.
@PatriciaBack33 @RealJamesWoods Damn skippy— Bill mise (@Bill mise) 1537310192.0
@juliareinstein only appropriate response to this: https://t.co/gDk4C1v8Fp— Emma Thorne (@Emma Thorne) 1537277298.0
@juliareinstein Disrespectful AF https://t.co/GlB89LQ9Xb— manifesting heaux (@manifesting heaux) 1537279706.0
@juliareinstein https://t.co/lI482qZNlW— Mandy 🏳️🌈 (@Mandy 🏳️🌈) 1537279803.0
@thehill Whoa! WTH?? How the h*ll do you do that @nytimes? No bloody comparison!!! https://t.co/fRLgtlc9is— Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥 (@Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥) 1537317056.0
@juliareinstein “Oma-who MFer? Say it again!” https://t.co/7RFjCJH8MC— Congress do your job! (@Congress do your job!) 1537282681.0
@juliareinstein @nytimes is about to get a Strange Days #AngelaBassett meeting. https://t.co/U9HCCvajwm— [ vasa ] (@[ vasa ]) 1537280863.0
Yeah we could fill an entire article with just Angela Bassett GIFs, but you get our point. The publication printed an apology and explained that they used the captions provided by their image source. The source has since updated their caption, and so has the NYT.
But not before Angela, herself, found out about it and responded to let her fans know she had it under control - with a GIF, no less!
Hey Everybody, no worries! xoAng https://t.co/iPq2uQVy4I— Angela Bassett (@Angela Bassett) 1537289140.0
Her fans - as expected - loved it.
@ImAngelaBassett Lest they forget...Queen Angela❤❤❤ #Getitright https://t.co/TzU08zIUDf— Atinauj B., MBA💋🍷❤💖💅🏾 (@Atinauj B., MBA💋🍷❤💖💅🏾) 1537290170.0
@ImAngelaBassett https://t.co/y9d4MqBtgz— ssǝɾ (@ssǝɾ) 1537326894.0
@ImAngelaBassett You are a treasure and inspiration. https://t.co/9cZkWUN2AK— Jayme L. (@Jayme L.) 1537324919.0
@ImAngelaBassett https://t.co/OPpWreggHq— bruce (@bruce) 1537289275.0
@ImAngelaBassett nothing but classy... go high and stay woke https://t.co/1UEbxOyXLy— Orlando Turner (@Orlando Turner) 1537361845.0
@ImAngelaBassett ITS ALWAYS GONNA BE HANDLE BECAUSE YOU (TELL EM @ImAngelaBassett ) HO YOU GET IT DONE!!!!!!!! https://t.co/Cd3luSVM0l— Merdock Malcolm Mercer (@Merdock Malcolm Mercer) 1537289902.0