In Cringey Moment, Fox News' Jesse Watters Mixes Up Two Black Journalists

Family Of Joycelyn Savage Hold Press Conference Following R. Kelly Interview [VIDEO]

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The internet was quick to turn still shots of the incident into memes, and while Watters attempted to join in on the praise towards the journalist, it became very clear he was out of his element. On Feb. 14, Roberts, who is also African-American, interviewed Smollett for ABC's Good Morning America to talk about how he was supposedly attacked on the streets of Chicago. Watters seemed inclined to praise King for the interview but couched the compliment.

But King remained unfazed and kept quiet as Kelly thrashed about.

The one slight problem with that is King did not conduct the Smollett interview--that was Robin Roberts. "I sat down with him and I don't know what he is going to say she said".

Later in the show a sheepish Watters apologized yet again with a note on a whiteboard that read, "I'm sorry Gayle + Robin". Looking visibly embarrassed, he then said, "Sorry to Robin Roberts". Smollett has since been arrested on charges that he filed a false police report. I said I don't want to sit down with him if he is going to lawyer up.

Family Of Joycelyn Savage Hold Press Conference Following R. Kelly Interview [VIDEO]

At the time, police said Smollett, who is black and gay, was assaulted around 2 a.m. on January 29 by two "unknown offenders" who yelled racial and homophobic slurs, poured an unknown chemical substance on the actor and wrapped a rope around his neck.

One day after the interview aired, police announced they had interviewed two persons of interest who had "shifted the trajectory of the investigation".

The Empire star had made headlines last month after claiming he had been attacked in a hate crime, saying he was targeted because he is a gay black man.

Roberts called her position a "no-win" situation.

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