By Jasmine Grant
Jenna Bush acknowledged her Golden Globes error in a tearful apology on the TODAY Show the following morning. “I’ve seen both movies, I thought they were both brilliant,” the TV host confessed. “It was a mistake… I am not perfect. I’m authentic, but a human. And what I didn’t want to do was make anybody feel lesser than who they are.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 9, 2017
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former president George W. Bush, landed a gig as one of the hosts of the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet. A job of this magnitude comes with a lot of responsibilities, including researching everyone on the carpet and the names of the films they star in. Apparently, Jenna Bush could have used a refresher on the movie “Hidden Figures”…not to be confused with “Fences.”
Jenna was tapped to interview Pharrell Williams, who produced the widely praised film. “So, you’re nominated for Hidden Fences,” Jenna says beginning the interview. The expression on Pharrell’s face that followed was a hilarious combination of confusion, disappointment and a dash of “WTF?”
"you're nominated for Hidden Fences" pic.twitter.com/7My6dtEkbG
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Folks on social media, of course, had some questions and concerns:
#HiddenFences… is that the one starring Viola Spencer and Janelle Moonlight, Jenna?
— Brian Herrera (@stinkylulu) January 9, 2017
Did she say HIDDEN FENCES?? She found the nearest nigger in site and just said fuck it, look at Pharrell face pic.twitter.com/tzto4wHdCp
— Jay Dior (@JayKenMinaj) January 9, 2017
I can't believe I haven't seen #hiddenfences yet!! But you know, I still need to see Boo! A Madea Moonlight, so…I'll get to it.
— Carl (@carleswan) January 9, 2017
Is Hidden Fences about Nate Parker trying to sneak into the Golden Globes
— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 9, 2017
Jenna Bush. Not good. No no no. Hidden Fences? Shoulder touching? #GoldenGlobes
— Angie (@PGHinRed) January 9, 2017
Hidden fences?? pic.twitter.com/CzXDTwryZr
— Petty Escobar (@helloluvah) January 9, 2017
— DB (@davalyns) January 9, 2017
Lucky for Jenna, Pharrell handled the snafu like a G and did his best to minimize the awkwardness. But let this be a lesson to all future red carpet hosts…Google is your best friend in times like these.