Well, looks like somebody at Armani will be looking for a new job this week! Monday night,someone from the Armani team published a photo from Sunday night’s Governors Awards on Instagram that caused quite a commotion. See, caption read “Idris Elba looking gorgeous in a Giorgio #Armani dress at the 5th annual Governor’s Award.” The problem? The photo actually pictured actress Alfre Woodard. Awkward!
I’m sure this will be chalked up to a proofreading error or some other BS, but come on. How hard is it to make sure that the photo you’re putting up has the right caption. And considering how much of a hot-button issue race is in Hollywood (and everywhere else, let’s be honest), I would think they would be especially careful to give proper credit to minority celebrities. These two actors aren’t even the same sex.
Obviously, the internet being the internet, this incident spawned its own humorous hashtag, #ArmaniCaptions, with users on Twitter and Instragram putting up their own “mistaken” photos and captions, with hilarious results.
In a move that surprised exactly no one, the original posts was quickly taken down and updated, but the internet is forever, so tons of screenshots were taken before that happened. Considering that this isn’t the first time that Armani has been accused of racism, maybe next time they’ll hire an intern who can tell the difference between two black actors of different sexes. Doh’!