One of the world’s top photo agencies is getting a dressing down after it mislabeled Oscars photos of “Last Jedi” actress Kelly Marie Tran with Olympic skater Mirai Nagasu.
Getty Images made the goof Sunday night after the women showed up at the Oscars in similarly hued periwinkle dresses. However, there was a world of difference between the Vietnamese-American Tran’s halter dress and Japanese-American Nagasu’s V-neck dress.
There are also physical differences between the two women.
The mistake inspired many face-palms on Twitter, because it reminded people of that old racial stereotype that all Asians look alike.
Mirai Nagasu and Kelly Marie Tran keep getting captioned as each other because Asian American girls in blue dresses all look same or whatever
— Erin (@solcelo) March 5, 2018
The frustration was palpable.
THE TOMFOOLERY HAS BEGUN. Apparently it's a Getty Images problem but omg CAN WE NOT DO A VISUAL SPOT CHECK???? This is @kellymarietran not @mirainagasu, @GettyImages. #OscarsSoWhite #oscars @starwars #StarWars pic.twitter.com/KZPSuPOdsa
— Jenny Yang's gonna be at SXSW (@jennyyangtv) March 5, 2018
— Angry Asian Man (@angryasianman) March 5, 2018