Fox News Honored Aretha Franklin On Twitter—By Posting A Picture Of Patti LaBelle 😑

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On Thursday, August 16, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin reportedly passed away in her home. She had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, and both her family and the music industry at large are mourning her loss as a titan of vocal performance.

Fox News broadcast a memorial segment in remembrance of Franklin, but they happened to overlook one detail: at a key moment in the video, alongside the text "Aretha Franklin, singer, 1942 ― 2018," a picture appears of a woman singing. Upon closer examination, it's obvious the singer is not Franklin, but is, in fact, fellow superstar Patti LaBelle.


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The photo of LaBelle appears to have been taken during LaBelle's 2014 performance of "Over The Rainbow" at the White House for President Obama.


Twitter had a few words to say about Fox News mixing up these two notable and very recognizable singers.



People threw healthy doses of snark in the news network's direction.



Many on social media were simply shocked that Fox could make such a glaring oversight.




Others were not as surprised.


After all, it was another big day at Fox News!



The network attempted to explain their mistake, but their excuse was a bit disingenuous.


The mistake is especially cringe-worthy considering the contentious relationship LaBelle and Franklin shared. After Franklin's passing, however, LaBelle appeared to let bygones be bygones with a message on Twitter:


One can only hope LaBelle, Franklin, and viewers will extend the same forgiveness towards you, Fox News.

H/T - HuffPost, Entertainment Weekly

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