Last night’s Emmys boasted the most diverse set of nominees in recent memory, which means we saw an unprecedented number of people of color walking the red carpet before the show.
For the poor folks at “mainstream” media organizations that had to cover the event, that meant a lot of new names and faces to recognize. We know, so hard! Of course mistakes are gonna happen in a situation like this, like mixing up Jenifer Lewis with Wanda Sykes, right to her face:
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In case you’re wondering, that’s Sibley Scoles from E!, the woman whose Black card Twitter is threatening to revoke because she can’t tell her legends apart. Her face as Jenifer walked away has us dead, though.
Oh, but that’s not all. There’s the matter of the Television Academy confusing Terrence Howard with Cuba Gooding Jr.. It’s as if Terrence can see the caption in this photo from the photo itself, because his facial expression is undeniably saying “FOH”:
1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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