Does FOX News think all Black female journalists look alike?
That’s the question many have been asking since a host on the network confused CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King with ABC’s Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts.
According to Deadline, during a segment that aired Wednesday on Fox’s The Five, host Jesse Watters thought he was giving King a compliment for her unflappable composure and professionalism during her now, much publicized R. Kelly interview, which aired Wednesday.
Both women have interviewed newsmakers with King’s interview and with Roberts’ interview with actor Jussie Smollett before he was arrested on charges of faking a hate crime attack.
During their sit down this week, the 52-year-old singer had a meltdown while King sat in her chair, composed and waiting for him to finish. The internet was quick to turn still shots of the incident into memes, and while Watters attempted to join in on the praise towards the journalist, it became very clear he was out of his element.
“Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the Smollett fiasco,” Watters said which instantly set off a chain reaction of awkward responses from his co-hosts.
That awkward moment when you realize all black women anchors don’t look alike
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The moment wasn’t just cringe worthy for the panel but also for the viewing audience who wasted no time speaking up on social media about the very telling mix up.
Later in the show a sheepish Watters apologized yet again with a note on a whiteboard that read, “I’m sorry Gayle + Robin.”