Burberry mistakenly congratulated Riz Ahmed for Dev Patel’s BAFTA award
And Twitter is not forgiving it!
Such kind of accidents has become a regular affair in showbiz industry.
Last year, Whoopi Goldberg was mistaken for Oprah by the famous beauty website – Total Beauty. The networking channel ABC mistook Priyanka Chopra for another Indian actor Yukta Mookhey. And now, the latest victim is talented actor Dev Patel.
This British-Indian actor has recently won the award for the best support actor at BAFTA for his acclaimed movie Lion. His role garnered praise from all over the world. Unfortunately, the British brand, Burberry couldn’t match his name to his face.
The brand congratulated Dev Patel via a tweet but with a wrong photo i.e. Riz Ahmed – British-Pakistani actor.
Soon after that tweet, people recognized the slip and all hell broke loose on Twitter.
The brand soon realized its mistake and issued a statement of apology to the both actors. However, the damage has been done.
— Burberry (@Burberry) February 12, 2017