Oops! James Flacco? While discussing ‘The Interview’ being pulled from cinemas, President Barack Obama slipped up on one of the names of movies' stars. He mentioned Seth Rogen and James Flacco?
The slip up happened during his end-of-the-year news conference, where President Barack Obama addressed the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment and said he was not happy they pulled "The Interview". He admitted he was a fan of both major actors in the movie.
Some say he may have misidentified James Franco the movie actor, possibly confusing him with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. See the video below...
If you watch the video above, the slip happens at the :44 mark. Of Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from theaters, the president says;
“I am sympathetic to the concerns [Sony] face. Having said all that, I think they made a mistake.”
Already Twitter is having their laugh of the day from the president's slip up, blaming it on North Korea, or the elite NFL player, or both. And already, there's an @JamesFlacco spoof account...
And others chime in...
Obama called James Franco "James Flacco" THE NORTH KOREANS CANCELED AN ELITE MOVIE
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) December 19, 2014
IS JAMES FLACCO AN ELITE ACTOR OR QUARTERBACK OR BOTH?????? #5LIT5
— Ed Demaria (@Eddie_Dynamite) December 19, 2014
he's an ELITE ACTOR, guys RT @AaronBlakeWP: James Flacco!!
— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) December 19, 2014
obama just called james franco “james flacco.” he’s that from now on
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) December 19, 2014
hold up is james flacco more #ELITE than joe flacco?
— Katie Dzwierzynski (@kdzwierzynski) December 19, 2014
Fact Check: James Flacco is not an elite quarterback
— Mark Berman (@markberman) December 19, 2014
James Flacco. No longer elite thanks to North Korea. :(
— Mustafa Redonkulous (@mredonkulous) December 19, 2014