CNN correspondent and “New Day Weekend” co-host Victor Blackwell was just minding his own business when this apparently happened:

Whoops!

https://twitter.com/Pasunepomme/status/692788909529513984

https://twitter.com/DavidJohnGarth/status/692786635881213952

Silver lining?

  • RblDiver

    Could be worse. Could have been “It’s an honor to meet you Mrs Clinton!”

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Winner!

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    At least he didn’t take you for Samuel L Jackson.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Or Laurence Fishburne

    • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

      Worst case scenario:
      “Hey Sinbad, you got a new comedy special due out soon?”

    • The Dude

      Or this dude…

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    Must.resist.the.obvious.(racist).response….

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      isn’t it a part of our “Privilege”

    • TomJB

      It’s time to start trolling for them.

    • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

      …Let me guess: “Black folk all look alike to white folk”…HEY, Victor Blackwell’s the one who just said so, NOT any of us. Anybody wanna bet, BTW, that Victor Personofcolorwell (LOL-couldn’t-resist) made the whole thing up about being mistaken for Ben Carson? Sheesh, he looks nothing like Doctor Carson.

      • Tessa from Texas

        “Personofcolorwell” LOL

  • firejack007

    Why are we making a big deal out of one dumb___?

    • gekkobear

      Stealing a comment from years ago I saw on Youtube (sadly I can’t find it in a search to give proper credit and I have to paraphrase):

      All the world is a stage;
      And we are but theater critics who show up in the 3rd act to throw peanuts.
      This is who we are… embrace it.

      I didn’t get the wording precise to the comment I recall, but it’s close; and the sentiment is there. 🙂

  • rodlang

    No comparison in their physical features but it would be quite a complement to be mistaken for Dr. Carson. He is a fine man.

    • Don Reed

      “Aren’t you the guy who called out the wrong beauty contest winner?”

      • Suzyqpie

        Wasn’t that Don Lemmon the CNN guy?

        • Don Reed

          No, Don was the contestant from the United States.

    • Orwellian_Dilemma

      I think it’s a liberal simply trying to make conservatives look like hicks who think all black people look alike.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    So what’s the problem?……….It’s a damn sight better than someone mistaking you for being Barrack Obama………..

    • Don Reed

      You read what’s left of my mind.

  • Dan Abbett

    There is a punchline here but I think it best not to go there.

    • CoastalMaineBird

      Wait… is it here, or is it there?

      • Dan Abbett

        Or is there no “there, there.”

  • Hotlanta Mike
  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ
    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Dude…. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Could have

  • The_Original

    Must have needed glasses and Blackwell must not have opened his mouth.

  • Russ

    I was once accosted by a guy while crossing 6th Ave. in midtown Manhattan who wanted to tell me how much he loved seeing me in some Broadway show. It was weird, but no biggie. Thanked him, and kept going.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    It happens.

    • san rafael blue

      Don’t shoot the messenger or the Piano Man!

      • TexSizzle

        “Don’t Shoot Me – I’m Only The Player Piano” – my mother’s misreading of the title of an Elton John album.

    • Suzyqpie

      Bad Joseph, that is very very bad….Rodman, Obama, Rodman, Obama, could happen.

  • rick

    Y’know,the Iowa rednecks Vic’s mocking are a lot smarter than anyone who actually buys this story.

  • D H

    wonder what the tweet would have been if he was walking down the street and the guy ‘bolted’ across the street, the other way?

    • Rogue Cheddar

      I guess it would be a racist stereotype either way, but f%^# ’em if they can’t take a joke.

  • deepdiver

    We’re all thinking it … stupid redneck cracker with his white privilege can’t tell black people apart. Clearly the implication in all of this.

    I’m really bad with names and sometimes with similar faces. There have been numerous times my wife has been amazed that I don’t recognize an actor in a different role. Meh, it happens. I grew a beard just so people would stop rushing over to me thinking I’m Dan Akroyd so there’s that.

  • NeoKong

    I think he made it up to goof on the locals.

    • Rogue Cheddar

      A liberal news anchor making up stories about himself? Has that ever happened before?

      • NeoKong

        Almost never.

      • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

        I asked Brian Williams about that, he said he would look into that when he gets back from defeating ISIS singlehandedly and personally rounds up and expels all 80k Syrian refugees from Sweden, but he doubts it.

        • Rogue Cheddar

          He might be delayed coming back once all the sexual groping starts.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Hey Victor, if you want to keep up the guise and start performing brain surgery on your fellow anchors at CNN, go right ahead, we won’t stop you.

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

    “Hey Kanye.. ” [There would then be some highly personal questions about intimate relations with Kim. I leave them to the imagination.]

    • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

      NO, NO, NO, ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTIONS vis a vis Kim K, of a highly personal and/or a general knowledge about them/it would NEVER, ENTER my mind, under any circumstances.

  • Dave_from_Florida

    Well it is Iowa. The only times black people go there is to campaign for something or play football so you have to expect a little mistaken identity.

  • John Howard

    A case of “They all look alike to me”?

  • John Howard

    Better that than ‘You look like the guy I saw jumping out of my bedroom window when I got home early the other day.”

    • Petrucio14

      It wasn’t me. Besides I would have left earlier if your wife would let me.

  • The Dude

    Terrible mistake, cause we all know Dr Carson is a lot more intelligent than this dumb ass.

  • Tim

    Loved his role in Jessica Jones.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …You all look alike!
    Except MJ…..

  • constitutionminded

    If it wasn’t for low info voters Victor would still be a nobody.

  • lilwren

    …I’ve been mistaken for Willie Nelson & Jerry Garcia, but not at the same time…

  • Lori

    This smells like total BS to me. Didn’t someone make the same claim about being mistaken for Herman Cain at C-Pack back when he ran?

  • interestedobserver2

    Probably someone paid by Clinton…

  • Jake Wilde

    I need a video or it didn’t happen bro…..

  • Joycey

    Too young and skin is too light.

  • http://www.libertynewsonline.com/regional_301.php RTater

    “It’s an honor to meet you, Dr. Carson”.
    “I work for CNN”.
    “Eeeewww”! *Backs away.

  • kazzer66

    Well, once he opened his mouth and spoke, I’m sure the difference would have been apparent, after all Dr. Carson is an educated man, WAY too overqualified to work for CNN.

  • Suzyqpie

    Dr Carson always has a happy face. Dr Carson will never cultivate the cult of celebrity which now seems to be a prerequisite for Prezzy of the United Stezzy.

  • wharfrat

    Blackwell is an insult to Dr. Carson and CNN is an insult to America.

  • Wonder Pony

    I do stuff like this all the time. Just walk up to somebody random and say, “Wow! Rob Lowe!” or “Help me Obiwan Kenobi. You’re our only hope!” 99% of people enjoy it. The other 1% are just confused out of their minds.

  • bobbyt1964

    It’s a set up to show that Conservatives are inherently racist in that they think all Black men look alike.

  • ThomasCollins1

    Rand Paul is an eye surgeon…maybe he can help.