CNN just goofed! It’s one thing to get someone’s name wrong; it’s entirely different when someone else’s picture is up when a story is running on live national television. Mistakes do happen, but this one is a bit different when the discussion is about the health and welfare of a critically ill millionaire NBA star.
The mistake happened when CNN was discussing Lamar Odom and inadvertently displayed LaMarcus Aldridge’s image in the background. Odom was found unresponsive Tuesday at a brothel in Nevada.
The mistake may have gone unnoticed as Aldridge’s photo was mixed in within a quick segment of rolling pictures of Lamar Odom, but fans did take notice–and you know what “fan” is short for…”fanatic.” Just for fun, the definition of a fanatic is, “A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm.” Fans will probably be outraged.
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The mistake went viral, with viewers taking to social media.
We See You Vol. 5: CNN Confuses Lamar Odom With LaMarcus Aldridge Because They Are Both Black: CNN Confuses T… http://t.co/rbVzLHnyqf
— * (@iPROMO808) October 15, 2015
— Cheap Homie Steve (@StephCurryGoat) October 15, 2015
It is unclear if CNN realizes they’ve made a mistake, but apologies are sure to follow. In the meantime, Odom appears to be fighting for his life. Odom is married to Khloe Kardashian, and doctors say he remains in a coma.
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