Hidden Figures and Fences may both be about American race relations in the 1950s and ’60s, but they are NOT the same movie, people!
As you’ve probably seen by now, Jenna Bush Hager went viral for all the wrong reasons on Sunday when she accidentally referred to Pharrell‘s film as “Hidden Fences” on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet!
Naturally, it didn’t take long for the Internet to skewer the TODAY Show correspondent for her innocent mistake — but the President’s daughter is already in apology mode.
Sitting alongside Al Roker and Natalie Morales on Monday, Jenna started tearing up while apologizing to the Best Original Score nominee, saying:
“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 the red carpet, which I’ve never done one before — called Hidden Figures ‘Hidden Fences.’ I have seen both movies, thought they were both brilliant. I’ve interviewed casts for both of the movies and if I offended people I am deeply sorry. It was a mistake, because ya’ll know I’m not perfect. I am authentic, but a human. And what I didn’t want to do is make anyone lesser than who they are. I apologize to both the cast, to Pharrell but it was a mistake and I hope we can move on.”
She sure sounds sincere to us!
But Al switched up from defense to offense, slamming the fact there was any backlash in the first place! He said:
“This culture of Twitter and people waiting to pounce on people, it’s gotta stop… It’s just ridiculous.”
Ch-ch-check out Jenna’s apology and Al’s judgment (below)!!!
WATCH: “If I offended people, I am deeply sorry. It was a mistake├óΓé¼┬ª I am not perfect.” @JennaBushHager on Golden Globes red carpet mistake pic.twitter.com/0dOLPHuJCO
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 9, 2017
Interestingly, Michael Keaton made the same mistake later that evening while presenting ON the Golden Globes stage; he has not yet commented on the flub.
Do U think Jenna owed Pharrell an apology??
[Image via NBC.]