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The TV Academy Confused RuPaul With Another Black Man On Twitter

"Sashay away with this nonsense."

Posted on September 17, 2017, at 6:57 p.m. ET

While live-tweeting the Emmys red carpet arrivals, the Television Academy's official account confused Emmy-winning reality show host RuPaul with Emmy-winning musical director Rickey Minor.


Naturally people noticed.

Omg the Television Academy think this is RuPaul. How fucking embarrassing.


@TelevisionAcad @RuPaul @RuPaulsDragRace THAT IS RICKEY MINOR jesus h christ

@TelevisionAcad @RuPaul @RuPaulsDragRace sashay away with this nonsense

The Academy soon deleted the tweet and corrected their mistake.

Shante, you stay, @RuPaul! @RuPaulsDragRace is nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program! #Emmys


BuzzFeed News reached out to the Television Academy for a comment.

Last year, the Academy's Twitter mistook Terrence Howard for Cuba Gooding Jr., but corrected it as well.

The Television Academy / Via Twitter: @TelevisionAcad

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