Someone’s social media internship at Armani is likely over after an Instagram mix-up that’s spawned a trending Twitter hashtag (#ArmaniCaptions).
The woman in the “gorgeous Giorgio @armani” dress pictured above is Alfre Woodard, an award winning 61-year-old actress from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Idris Elba is a 41-year-old actor from London. Aside from being black, and known for acting, the two have little in common – particularly the fact that one is a woman, and the other is a man.
The mix-up has spurred debate over whether the caption was racist or just social media incompetence. Unquestionably, the best part of this mix-up are the #ArmaniCaptions responses that re-caption photos of male celebrities with the names of vaguely similar female celebrities.
None of these dudes look like the ladies they’re captioned as (or vice versa), so while it still doesn’t feel right, it’s probably okay to laugh.
Carrot Top as Kathy Griffin
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) November 19, 2013
Wesley Snipes as Serena Williams
— 🙂 (@keithington) November 19, 2013
Prince as Rihanna
— Down By The Bae. (@DutchessOfPink) November 19, 2013
Prince as Alicia Keys
— April (@ReignOfApril) November 19, 2013
Whoopi Goldberg as Lil Wayne
— Side Eye Shady (@uLuvDJ) November 19, 2013
Verdine White as Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child
— M.J. (@MJ1point0) November 19, 2013
Orlando Bloom as Solange Knowles
— Talisha (@charmful) November 19, 2013
Oprah as President Obama
— Ednaâœ°Krabappel (@ohitsbarbara) November 19, 2013
Kerry Washington as Forest Whitaker
— BlkMagic (@JlnFrancisco) November 19, 2013