New York Times to issue correction after mixing up Angela Bassett, Omarosa

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The New York Times said on Tuesday it will issue a correction in the next day’s paper after being slammed on social media for mistakenly identifying actress Angela Bassett as former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman.

The error was first flagged by Buzzfeed reporter Julia Reinstein on Twitter. The photo was credited to a Getty photographer.

The Times responded to Reinstein’s tweet in sharing its regret in running an incorrect caption from the photo.

“We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper,” the Times official communications Twitter account wrote.

Bassett appeared to respond to the mistake by posting a GIF of actress Kerry Washington from the ABC drama “Scandal,” in which Washington plays the role of Olivia Pope, a crisis management fixer. 

“Hey Everybody, no worries!,” wrote the star of “Black Panther” and others. “It’s handled.”

Manigault Newman has yet to comment. 
The Times was hit with considerable blowback on social media for the error. 

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