Pharrell Williams Responds to Jenna Hager’s Apology Over Movie Mix-Up
BY: NISHA THOMAS
It’s all good!
After making a tearful apology just this past Monday morning on the Today Show, Jenna Bush Hager’s apology has been gracefully accepted by singer Pharrell Williams and the rest of the cast of Hidden Figures.
Taking to his Twitter account, Williams publicly wrote, “don’t worry [Jenna]! Everyone makes mistakes. Hidden Fences does sound like an intriguing movie though. Just saying.”
Octavia Spencer added that “we all make mistakes, hon! Thanks for your apology!” Costar Janelle Monáe also tweeted, “Thank u [Jenna]! Your ownership, public acknowledgment, & genuine apology makes me ❤ you more! Sending love right back your way. Xo”
The high profile film is centered around three African-American women who’d worked behind the scenes at NASA in the 1960s.
“I had an error in the night that I have to apologize for,” Bush Hager said on Today. “When I was interviewing the incomparable Pharrell, whom I adore, I accidentally, with the electricity of the red carpet, I’ve never done one before … I called Hidden Figures, ‘Hidden Fences.’”
“I’ve seen both movies, I thought they were both brilliant. I’ve interviewed casts from both of the movies. And if I offended people, I am deeply sorry,” she continued. “It was a mistake. I am not perfect. I’m authentic, but a human. And what I didn’t want to do was make anybody feel lesser than who they are.”
So, what are your thoughts on this news? Are you glad that she did apologize? And are you even happier that her apology was accepted?
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