Poor CNN… seems the network just can’t seem to win for losing these days.
CNN was quick to report on the U.S. military “scrambling to explain an embarrassing mix-up” involving old video footage being released as part of Sunday’s raid in Yemen, but the network had an embarrassing mix up of its own.
In a story about R&B recording artist Faith Evans releasing an album of duets with her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G, twenty years after his unsolved murder, CNN tagged Evans as Faith Hill, the country music superstar.
Faith Hill is releasing an album of duets with The Notorious B.I.G, 20 years after his murder https://t.co/AFZrE2RnjG pic.twitter.com/XBzxS8wejv
— CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2017
In a strange attempt to perhaps save face, CNN left the original post up, adding this correction as a reply:
Correction: Faith *Evans is releasing an album of duets with The Notorious B.I.G, 20 years after his murder https://t.co/AFZrE2RnjG pic.twitter.com/lTYfCsBUU6
— CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2017
For what it’s worth, Evans married the rapper, his real name was Christopher Wallace, nine days after meeting him on a photo shoot. They were estranged at the time of his death.
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As for CNN, even though they owned up to their “embarrassing mix-up,” that did little to slow the ridicule.
Social media users had a blast posting hilarious responses to the screw up:
@FaithHill_Fans @FaithHill Could start a trend. George Strait and Tupac?
— Richard Collins (@coyoterex) February 3, 2017
@CNN this won’t save yall from whats about to come…wow. pic.twitter.com/RLflRgzR5H
— Kayla/Marie (@Maria_Giesela) February 3, 2017
@Maria_Giesela @CNN She and Faith Hill kinda look alike… kinda ? pic.twitter.com/y6V4ThARLC
— Shelly Ellis (@ellisromance) February 3, 2017
@CNN why didn’t you delete the incorrect tweet? pic.twitter.com/I893oEkwlM
— Caitlin Rose (@TheCaitlinRose) February 3, 2017
@CNN I remember when Faith Evans and Notorious BIG performed at the Bowling Green Massacre fundraiser. Just lovely. #bowlinggreenmassacre pic.twitter.com/PRw3DkCoIA
— Keon Jones (@kedejo7) February 3, 2017
@CNN Well, I’m just here for the memes because y’all about to get some good ones today in your mentions. pic.twitter.com/B8Ur27Hcch
— Beyoncé pregnant (@LesaMonroe) February 3, 2017
soooooo close, @cnn (planets apart) pic.twitter.com/9EeBueKxDd
— mike taddow (@taddmike) February 3, 2017
— JeVanne Gibbs (@JayGibbs_) February 3, 2017
@CNN You have changed a little, Faith! pic.twitter.com/b5SLiqpaUR
— Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) February 3, 2017
Twitter to CNN: How did you confuse Faith Hill with Faith Evans? Did you do a Google search at all?
— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) February 3, 2017
We’ve been trying to tell you, CNN is fake news! –that’s not Faith Hill– pic.twitter.com/LUwrc2oC3y
— Mary Lovato (@billmaryy) February 3, 2017
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