A red carpet flub at the Golden Globes by NBC pre-show host Jenna Bush Hager has some people calling her racist.
Bush Hager asked producer and composer Pharrell Williams about the movie he scored, “Hidden Figures.”
Problem was, she called it “Hidden Fences,” combining the title with “Fences,” another critically acclaimed African-American film, which is also getting lots of awards-season buzz.
The cringe-worthy red carpet mix-up drew a lot of backlash on social media, with some people on Twitter calling Bush Hager racist.
But Bush Hager appeard on “Today” Monday and apologize, saying she did not want to make anyone feel “lesser.”
“I have seen both movies,” she said. “I thought they were both brilliant. I’ve interviewed cast from both of the movies. And I offended people, I am deeply sorry.”
In her emotional address, she said it was simply a mistake, a human error.
Even Pharrell is taking it all in stride, tweeting “Don’t worry
@JennaBushHager!Everyone makes mistakes. Hidden Fences does sound like an intriguing movie though. Just saying… 😘❤”
Watch below and let us know what you think. Was it truly an honest mistake, or more like accidental racism?