Quavo Mistaken For Takeoff During 'The Year: 2022' ABC Tribute

Migos Mix-Up: Quavo Mistaken For Takeoff During ‘The Year: 2022’ ABC Tribute

As 2023 approaches, ABC News recently aired an end-of-the-year special—which included a tribute to the stars we lost throughout 2022. However, there was one major problem during Takeoff‘s segment within the tribute: a photo of fellow Migos rapper Quavo was used instead.

The special, dubbed The Year: 2022, aired on Dec. 26, and it was hosted by Robin Roberts of Good Morning America.

During the “In Memoriam” segment at the end of the program, numerous stars like Olivia Newton John, Coolio, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss were warmly honored. A portion of the segment was also dedicated to Takeoff, who was gunned down in Houston back on Nov. 1.

However, viewers noticed that—rather than Takeoff—a photo of Quavo was used instead.

Twitter Calls The Mistake ‘Disrespectful AF’ & ABC News Apologizes

Of course, the egregious error was caught by many others, and they took to social media to call the program out. They were also sure to bring the receipts!

The company later issued an apology, noting that the “unfortunate error” was fixed in an updated version of the special.

E! Made A Similar Error With Offset Shortly After Takeoff Was Killed

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time such an error has been made. Following the news of Takeoff’s untimely death, E! News mistakenly used a photo of Offset when reporting on the matter.

While the incident was promptly fixed, fans still took note were NOT pleased. On top of the photo, much of the backlash centered on E! allegedly trying to sweep their error under rug.

One user went as far as to say that the matter “wasn’t an accident,” adding that “[white] media always does this to [B]lack celebs.”

What do you think about big-name media behemoths like ABC and E! confusing Takeoff with other Migos rappers?


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