It is interesting to urbanites just how rare it is for White actors to be misidentified by the media, yet it seems to happen with great frequency regarding Black stars, even the crème de la crème of Hollywood.
Case in point: It happened yet again Monday, May 6, 2019, on the pink carpet during the Met Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.
“Good Morning America,” in a video package that recapped its coverage from the super celebrity soiree, mixed up the names of Girls Trip stars Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. In the labeling beneath Hall’s visage, she was identified as Haddish.
What made it worse is that Haddish was just shown being interviewed by GMA two stars before Hall. Black Twitter immediately swarmed GMA for its faux pas.
— drew 'B' 🤳🏽 (@lifesaDrew) May 7, 2019
Both actresses should be well recognized as they are at the top of their respective games and very busy these days. Hall, who recently starred in the blockbuster comedies Think Like a Man and About Last Night, is now featured with Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle in Showtime’s “Black Monday” and is starring in the films Crush, Prison Logic and the Shaft reboot.
LIkewise, Haddish is ripping it in the second season of Tracy Morgan’s TBS comedy “The O.G.” The comedic actress will also be starring in Limited Partners, The Kitchen and The Secret Life of Pets 2.
Meanwhile, social media let GMA know of their displeasure with the gaffe.
SEEEEEEE!!!! This that BULL!
But they can get every Single Chris in a Marvel Movie correct. I see you GMA https://t.co/KxCtj7YpMT
— Ms.VA_Double_N (@MAmandaVann) May 7, 2019
She doesn't even look like Tiffany Haddish. I can understand if they were live, had the title ready to go and it was just a mistake, but this was a package piece. They produced it after the event. Morons. https://t.co/RIppc7nTgf
— America's Next Top Cabinet Member (@TheRadioDude) May 7, 2019
— Shadow And Act (@shadowandact) May 8, 2019
— Queen Carlene Okafor (@memsfabulous) May 7, 2019
@GMA !! Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish should obviously be known as two different people!
— Christopher Russell (@4chris_sakes) May 7, 2019