Jenna Bush Hager shed a few tears on Monday morning while apologizing for making one of the biggest flubs of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
While interviewing nominee Pharrell Williams on the red carpet on Sunday afternoon, Jenna mashed up two of the biggest Black movies of the year: Hidden Figures and Fences.
The host accidentally called Hidden Figures “Hidden Fences” and instantly, Black Twitter exploded with comments suggesting the daughter of George W. Bush was racist. While recapping the night on NBC this morning, Hager told her colleagues Al Roker and Natalie Morales, “I had an error in the night, which I have to apologize for.”
She continued, “When I was interviewing the incomparable Pharrell, who I adore, I accidentally—in the electricity of the red carpet, which I have never done before—I called Hidden Figures ‘Hidden Fences.’ I have seen both movies. I thought they were both brilliant.”
An emotional Bush Hager added, “I have interviewed casts from both of the movies. If I offended people, I am deeply sorry. It was a mistake, because you all know, I am not perfect. I am authentic but a human. What I didn’t want to do is make anybody feel lesser than who they are. So, anyway, I hope … I apologized to both the cast, to Pharrell, but it was a mistake and I hope we can all move on.”
Roker defended Jenna and explained that “All of us who know you know your heart and know that was a mistake. Any broadcaster’s been in a live situation and you make a mistake. Look, I forgot Braveheart when I was interviewing MelGibson last night.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 9, 2017
Bush’s apology, however, was wildly different that Michael Keaton’s, who also called Hidden Figures “Hidden Fences” during the live broadcast. But Keaton’s apology was much more lackluster. Basically, he didn’t give AF.
TMZ cameras captured Keaton outside Madeo in West Hollywood after the show and when asked about the mishap, he sarcastically said, “I’m sorry, I apologize, I screwed it up.”
Keaton was then shocked to learn that the moment went viral. “I’m a horrible person,” Michael joked. “I’m going to sleep pretty well.”
Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview
Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.
“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”
According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.
Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.
“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”
She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”
In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.
“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.
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