New York Times said it regrets identifying actress Angela Bassett as Omarosa Manigault Newman in a photo caption Tuesday in an article detailing the highlights from the 70th Emmy Awards.
“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,” the official account for The Gray Lady tweeted Tuesday.
It came in response to a tweet from a Buzzfeed reporter that shared a screenshot of the article that read, “Clockwise from top, Rachel Brosnahan accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” from Tiffany Haddish, center, Omarosa Manigault Newman;”
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.https://t.co/fEezxxXo0M
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 18, 2018
Getty images has also issued an apology and correction over the photo caption snafu, “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Robyn BECK has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Angela Bassett] instead of [Omarosa Manigault Newman] … We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”
A short time later, Bassett tweeted “Hey, everybody, no worries! XO Ang.” But there was no mention in her post if it was in response to the NYT photo caption.
Hey Everybody, no worries! xoAng pic.twitter.com/iPq2uQVy4I
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) September 18, 2018