Watch Jenna Bush’s Emotional Apology For ‘Hidden Fences’ Flub + How Michael Keaton Felt About His Own Mishap
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.”