Let's get one thing straight, Angela Bassett and Omarosa Manigualt-Newman look absolutely nothing like. However, that didn't stop "The New York Times" from getting them mixed up in their Emmy coverage. The photo that had everyone scratching their head featured Rachel Brosnahan accepting an award from Bassett and 'Night School' star Tiffany Haddish.
Out of all fairness, it should be noted that Getty Images made the mistake first, but the fact that The Times didn't catch it had many people giving them the major side eye.
And as you've probably guessed it, the Twitterverse went up in arms.
Wow @nytimes do all dark skinned black women look the same to your editors?? Gorgeous and talented Queen Angela Bassett looks nothing like that other one. 😳🙄 #NYTimes #majoreffup https://t.co/hPx1tlgTQv— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) September 18, 2018
Despite The New York Times' apology, folks held not punches in calling the publication's mistake a "disgrace."
This is just pathetic & disgusting....Like mistaking George Clooney for Marc Rubio...at the Academy Awards...you know, bc Marc Rubio is at the Academy Awards every year....& bc all white ppl look alike too.😕@nytimes deserves all the💩they get for this.— Lu Carolina America❄ (@LuCarolinaAmer1) September 18, 2018
While everyone else's feathers were ruffled, Angela wasn't bothered in the least bit. She took to her Twitter and issued the perfect response letting folks know "it's handled."
Hey Everybody, no worries! xoAng pic.twitter.com/iPq2uQVy4I— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) September 18, 2018
If Olivia Pope says it's handled, trust that it's handled. "Carry on!" *Beyoncé voice*
Photo: Getty Images