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The world has been honoring the iconic legacy of Aretha Franklin, but leave it to Fox News to screw it up.

The Queen of Soul died at the age of 76 on Thursday morning after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Every network on the planet has been covering her death, but Fox News posted a photo of Patti LaBelle instead. See the photo below with Patti LaBelle in the corner:

Even if Fox doesn’t have a Black or brown person working at their propaganda network, which is likely, Aretha was easily the most recognizable person in the world, on Thursday at least. She sang for at the inaugurations for presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. President George W. Bush gave her the Medal of Freedom in 2005.

Fox did issue an apology.

“We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends,” a statement said. “Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.”

Click here for the photo of Patti LaBelle to see Aretha is nowhere in the photo.

Twitter, of course, was outraged.





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13 thoughts on “Fox News Thinks Patti LaBelle Is Aretha Franklin

  1. J. A-M on said:

    Fox News did this to get a rise. I think not worthy of further comment from myself or this website.

    RIP Ms. Franklin. You did what God wanted you to do on this earth. Good job!

  2. Umm is that not Aretha in the foreground, it’s funny Mr. Riley accuses FOX of ignorance and inaccuracy he needs to check his own , Lauren Green, Abby Huntsman, Arthel Neville, Angela McGlowan FOX has and has had more black reporters than MSNBC so Mr. Riley you get the “fake news” award of the day

  3. SheCat54 on said:

    Today is about the passing of Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul. These ignorant buffoons do this all the time. They are lame and have no intelligence. The drunk, druggies and sexual abusers are laughing about the stupid asinine intentional hateful act! and they can have it!

    I never got the pleasure of meeting or seeing The Queen perform live but, today I cried like I knew her for years. I’m human I have feelings. Hint,hint fox news fu*k ups!

  4. Linda Edwards on said:

    Fox news should change it’s name to fake news. That news show is constantly disrespecting blacks. Show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

  5. Anyone black who looking for respect from Foxnews is wasting his/her time. racist network (always degrading blacks and black celebs); racist comments/posters, racist website etc.

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