The video, while sincere, had a glaring issue. At around the 3:30 mark, there’s an image of Franklin with the text “1942 ― 2018.” Transposed on that image in the upper right corner is a photo of a woman singing.
A fast glance would lead you to believe it’s Franklin. It’s not. It’s the legendary singer Patti LaBelle.
The photo is from LaBelle’s 2014 performance of “Over The Rainbow” for then-President Barack Obama.
Fox News has not commented on the slip-up and did not respond to HuffPost’s request for one.
People on social media have begun to notice:
It seems @FoxNews used an image of Patti LaBelle, thinking it was Aretha Franklin.
This is why the correct name for Fox is #FauxNews.
— 𝑹𝒉𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒏 𝑨.𝑭. 🏳️🌈 (@sextoyspolitics) August 16, 2018
Franklin and LaBelle for years had a contentious relationship. Still, LaBelle appeared to bury the hatchet on Twitter after Franklin’s death.
“I am deeply saddened about the passing of the Queen of Soul and my sister in song, Aretha Franklin. Today the world has experienced a tremendous loss. Aretha was a rare treasure whose unmatched musical genius helped craft the soundtrack to the lives of so many,” wrote LaBelle.