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Rubin, who was in KTLA's Hollywood studios (like The Times owned by Tribune Co.), was conducting a remote interview with Jackson, who was promoting his new film "RoboCop."
The segment started out shakily when Rubin asked the actor, who was in Atlanta, if he was surprised that "the phone rings as much as it does." Jackson seemed taken aback and a bit insulted.
After discussing the trailer for the upcoming "Captain America" film which costars Jackson that aired during the Super Bowl, Rubin continued to praise the actor, and asked him if he got a lot of reaction "from that Super Bowl commercial." A confused Jackson asked, "What Super Bowl commercial?"
Rubin appeared befuddled and looked off camera, but Jackson instantly sensed that Rubin was confusing him with African American actor Fishburne, who was featured in a Kia commercial that was broadcast during the Super Bowl.
"You're as crazy as those people on Twitter," scolded Jackson, pointing a finger at the camera. "I'm not Laurence Fishburne! We don't all look alike!"
Rubin clumsily admitted he had made a mistake and tried to make light of the misstep, but Jackson relentlessly pressed on, clearly gleeful at Rubin's embarrassment.
"You're the entertainment reporter?" he said to Rubin in an incredulous tone. "You're the entertainment reporter for this station and you don't know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne?"
reply to post by snarky412
Samuel is correct in his assumption, Black men don't all look alike, some are white, brown, pink and also a few shades in between however anatomically we are all pretty similar!
Chill Samuel maybe the dude has bad eye site, not everything has racial connotations! LoL
Morgan freeman is likley spinning in his south african grave
in the interview, Jackson is promoting the new film 'Robocop' when the anchor confused him with Lawrence Fishburne
"I'm not Laurence Fishburne! We don't all look alike!"
You're the entertainment reporter for this station and you don't know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne?"