logo

Fox News apologizes for their scandalous tribute to late Aretha Franklin

Cheryl Kahla
Aug 17, 2018
01:41 P.M.

Since their embarrassing slip up in confusing Patti LaBelle for the late Aretha Franklin, Fox's apology was exposed as a lie.

Advertisement

Fox News shared a post about Franklin's passing, but the video collage included a photo of LaBelle with the text "Aretha Franklin 1948 - 2018" superimposed.

Follow our Twitter account @amomama_usa, and scroll down to read more about their apparent apology.

Netizens soon realized the error and called Fox News out on the slip-up. Fox then apologized, but that only seemed to make matters worse.

Advertisement

The network's vice president, Jessica Santostefano, said:

Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process.

Santostefano added that they "deeply regret" the error but the inconsistencies of her statement were soon pointed out.

Advertisement

The image of LaBelle was taken from a 2014 event when she performed for former President Barack Obama. Other singers also performed that evening, but Franklin wasn't one of them.

Advertisement

She never shared a stage with LaBelle. Therefore Franklin's image couldn't have been obscured as Santostefano claimed.

Calina Paige wanted to know if the fact checkers at Fox was on strike, while a user known as Beagles Resist said:

"This explains why their viewers never know a single solitary grain of truth about anything whatsoever."

Musician Andrew Kirell said the apology sounded off because "as the original AP image shows, Aretha did not perform with LaBelle.

Nikki joked that Obama was to blame because "he should have made Aretha and Patti stand next to each other on stage so @FoxNews wouldn't be a liar four years later."

Earlier this year, Fox News shared an image live on TV by mistake that showed the general public doesn't trust the network. Read more here.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Megan Fox’s New Pics Ignited a Buzz over Her 'Unrecognizable' Look — Her Transformation

May 16, 2024

Couple Adopts a 6-year-old Boy, Finds Him Nursing a Strange Baby in His Room the Next Day – Story of the Day

May 04, 2024

Michael J. Fox Gets up from Wheelchair at BAFTAs, Receiving a Standing Ovation & Making People Cry

February 20, 2024

Princess Catherine’s New Title, Valerie Bertinelli’s New Man, Tammy Slaton’s New Body & 5 More Top News of the Week

April 26, 2024

3 Heart-Wrenching Stories of Child Adoptions That Took an Unexpected Turn

March 14, 2024

I Caught My Kids' Babysitter Coming Out of the Shower While My Husband Was Home, So I Turned On the Nanny Cam the Next Day

April 30, 2024

Meagan Good’s Dating History Includes High Profile Celebrities

January 22, 2024

Boy Finds Old Tube in Late Grandma's Attic, History Teacher Opens It and Gasps – Story of the Day

March 08, 2024

5 Incredible Stories That Happened Onboard an Airplane

January 31, 2024

Megan Fox Freaks Out Fans with Her No Makeup Selfie: 'I Didn't Even Recognize Her'

April 22, 2024

Why Did Princess Catherine Manipulate Her 1st Ever Family Photo After Abdominal Surgery?

March 13, 2024

Inside Sasha Obama's Life – From Being Sick as a Child to Leaving Her Parents' House

January 23, 2024

‘I’m Sorry’: Prince William Gave a Rare Comment on Ailing Wife Catherine at the Baftas

February 22, 2024

How Former President Barack Obama's Daughters Live Now: They Shop at Yard Sales & Are Budget-Savvy

January 23, 2024