‘Hidden Fences’ Makes Its Big Return At The Oscars
Hidden Fences debuted at the Golden Globes earlier this year when both Jenna Bush Hager and Michael Keaton mixed up two of the years biggest films, Hidden Figures and Fences, and, unfortunately, combined them into one. On Sunday, Hidden Fences returned at the Oscars.
This time, it was Peoples editorial director, Jess Cagle, who made the unfortunate flub. Cagle corrected himself right away, but folks on Twitter didnt let him get off too easy.
Comedian Travon Free called him out:
As did Bad Feminist author, Roxane Gay:
And a few other folks:
As Huffington Posts own Lilly Workneh wrote, it should not be that difficult to remember the names of these Oscar-nominated films. Aside from that, theres most likely a teleprompter nearby for the specific purpose of preventing these mishaps.
Ted Melfi, director of Hidden Figures, weighed in on the Hidden Fences mix-up when it first happened, telling HuffPost, You laugh about it. You say, Oh thats funny. And then… its not that funny.
You start to analyze it. Is it misspelled on the teleprompter? You think, well if thats the case, its even worse, Melfi added, before noting that eventually you just chalk it up to the fact that people make mistakes. You just move on.
Lets just hope it doesnt happen again.