Only last year, Buffalo NBC affiliate WGRZ Channel 2 apologized for using a picture of the singer Seal (pictured above) to announce the death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan who passed away last September. The station posted their “sorry” on Facebook:
Yep; our bad; we own it. A careless editing error at the end of the Michael Clarke Duncan story in our 11pm news. Two entertainment stories accidentally merged into one video clip. Sincere apologies.
Then in January, fashion bible Elle Magazine mistook reality star, Nene Leakes (pictured left) of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fame for actress Danai Gurira (pictured), who co-stars on the zombie show “Walking Dead.”
Obviously, the women look nothing alike!
And at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, NBA icon Bill Russell (pictured left) was mistaken for actor Morgan Freeman (pictured right) by ABC news journalist George Stephanopoulos, who clearly should have known better!