The Emmys Television Academy accidentally displayed their racial insensitivity when they posted a photo of the wrong black actor on social media.
The Television Academy posted a photo of Terrence Howard and mistakenly identified him as Cuba Gooding Jr. in a since-deleted tweet, The New York Daily News reports.
Along with the photo of Howard, in the Twitter caption, the Academy wrote, “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series nominee @cubagoodingjr at the #Emmys red carpet!”
Howard is an actor on the show “Empire,” and Gooding Jr. was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Sunday night for the show, “American Crime Story: The People Versus O.J. Simpson.”
The Boston Globe reposted the tweet and the Television Academy later realized the mistake, then deleted it and reposted another tweet that had the correct information on it.
This type of mistake by a well-known television organization is unforgivable. Instead of deleting the tweet, the Academy should have outwardly admitted to the mistake and later apologized.
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