Los Angeles Times Mixes Up Parks and Recreation’s Retta and Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks

Retta and Danielle Brooks
Parks and Recreation's Retta (left) spoke out after a photo of Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks at the Emmys was mislabeled by the Los Angeles Times.  David Livingston/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Case of mistaken identity? One photo caption sparked outrage on Twitter on Monday, Aug. 25, when the Los Angeles Times mislabeled a photo of Orange Is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks at the 2014 Emmys, calling her Parks and Recreation’s Retta

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A screen grab of the mistake quickly circulated on Twitter, reaching the outspoken Twitter savant Retta (whose full name is Marietta Sirleaf), who tweeted it to her more than 200,000 followers. 

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“Ohhhhhh @LATimes . . . (Peep it @thedanieb),” Retta wrote. 

The TV stars talked to fans and to each other about the incident, offended that the respected paper made such an egregious error. 

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“@unfoRETTAble @latimes Oohh child! I guess all chocolate girls look alike. We all look a lot,” Brooks, 24, who plays Taystee on the popular Netflix show, tweeted. 

“@thedanieb For. Reals.” Retta responded. 

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The L.A. Times was notified of the mistake by another fan, and quickly set to work fixing the caption. The paper’s official Twitter handle later tweeted, “Thanks very much; it's been fixed.”

Reflecting on the incident on Tuesday, Aug. 26, Brooks tweeted, “I love my girl @unfoRETTAble but we both work too hard for hollywood to just mix us up.“

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