Cordelia Foxx (vehiclesshockme) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Cordelia Foxx

Jenna Bush Hager apologizes for 'Hidden Fences' slip up

In case you missed it while interviewing Pharrell last night on the Golden Globes red carpet Jenna Bush Hager (yes one of those Bush twins) accidentally referred to Hidden Figures as Hidden Fences. While appearing as a co-anchor alongside Al Roker and Natalie Morales this morning the former First Daughter apologized for her flub on the air.

"I had an error in the night which I have to apologize for. When I was interviewing the incomparable Pharrell, who I adore, I accidentally in the electricity of red carpet - which I have never done one before - called Hidden Figures Hidden Fences," she stated. "I have seen both movies. I thought they were both brilliant. I interviewed cast from both of the movies and if I offended people I am deeply sorry. It was a mistake because I am," she continued while choking up. "Y'all know I am not perfect. I am authentic but I'm a human and what I didn't want to do was make anybody feel lesser than who they are. So anyway I hope I apologize to both the cast, to Pharrell... but it was a mistake... and I hope we can all move on."

Both Roker and Morales were quick to stand up for their co-host saying that mix ups often happen on live television and were quick to point out that same night Roker forgot the name of Braveheart while interview Mel Gibson and referred to Jessica Biel as Jessica Alba.

"Honest mistakes happen in live television," Roker added. "This culture of Twitter and waiting to pounce to get on people... it's gotta stop... it's just ridiculous."

Roker added that he felt that it was a very cheap move for the NY Times to gang up on Bush Hager and publish several of the tweets that had called her out the night before.

"To act as though I don't care about people really hurt," Bush Hager concluded.

For what it's worth, Pharrell and Octavia Spencer have accepted her apology -

Source 1, 2, 3 and 4
What do you think of her apology? What's your worst verbal slip up?
Tags: al roker, award show - golden globes, celebrity social media, news / news anchors, octavia spencer, pharrell / n.e.r.d / neptunes, race / racism, television - morning / daytime
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