At last night’s Golden Globe Awards, Pharrell Williams was nominated for co-writing the score for the movie Hidden Figures, the historical-drama hit about the black women who helped develop the NASA space program. But Jenna Bush Hager, the Today host and the daughter of a former president, evidently got that movie’s title tangled up with that of another movie with a predominantly black cast. Talking to Pharrell on NBC’s red-carpet pre-show, Bush Hager mentioned the movie “Hidden Fences” to the hitmaker, and the face he made became an immediate meme.
"you're nominated for Hidden Fences" pic.twitter.com/7My6dtEkbG
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Bush apologized for the malapropism on Today this morning. And Pharrell, whose face evidently did not freeze like that, has accepted her apology on Twitter.
Don't worry @JennaBushHager!Everyone makes mistakes. Hidden Fences does sound like an intriguing movie though. Just saying… 😂😘❤
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Michael Keaton’s apology is still forthcoming.